I have always wanted to be an attorney. My Father, Jerome M. Hoffman, (may he rest... more
I have always wanted to be an attorney. My Father, Jerome M. Hoffman, (may he rest in peace) was a lawyer who was highly respected throughout this community. He was my mentor and instilled in me a strong work ethic which always included service to the community. I was raised to believe that the profession of law is a noble one of the highest order. He made sure I under... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.