Kathleen J. Patterson is dedicated to assisting business owners with their contract, legal, employment, and compliance issues, and assisting the public with their estate planning and probate needs. She continues to enjoy working as a neutral, eit...
Practice areas & skills: Mediation, Business, Trusts, Estate Planning, Litigation
Thanks for your interest in my services. By way of professional background, I have two law degrees and courtroom experience that dates back before many lawyers were born. I lecture extensively on Bias in Decision Making and Cultural Effect in Com...
Practice areas & skills: Mediation, Litigation, General Practice
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Practice areas & skills: Mediation, Litigation, Estate Planning, Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate
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.