Stacey Saunders has practiced law in the Seattle/Puget Sound area since 2001. Her... more
Stacey Saunders has practiced law in the Seattle/Puget Sound area since 2001. Her practice focuses primarily on small business needs, including corporate organization, entity management, employment issues, and business contracts and agreements.Her background as a professional focus group moderator and small business owner allow her to bring a practical, cost-conscious approach to all of her leg... 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.