Mediation is often helpful when parties are unable to resolve a dispute but are interested in having the matter amicably settled by a neutral third party. Parties focus on the underlying circumstances contributing to the dispute, rather than on narrow legal issues. The mediation process does not focus on truth or fault.
How Does the Mediator Help?
As the mediator, Adina may also offer creative solutions and assist in drafting a final settlement. Her role is to interpret concerns, relay information between the parties, frame issues, and define the problems.
Is Mediation Right for You?
Mediation is generally more prompt, less expensive, and simpler than formal litigation. Clients, instead of the court, control the outcome.
Clients decide when and where the mediation takes place, who will be present, and how the mediation will be paid for.
When to Mediate?
Mediation can either be a voluntary or court ordered.
After a Mediation...
If a resolution is reached, mediation agreements will be written. The mediation agreement will be a binding and enforceable contract. In some court-ordered mediations, the agreement becomes a court judgment. If an agreement is not reached, however, the parties may decide to pursue their claims in other forums.