Need help working out a dispute? You may benefit from mediation. Not everyone can work out a solution when faced with an issue. If you and the other person cannot communicate productively, it may be time to seek external help to resolve the issue. This can be done without entering a courtroom, too.
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is alternative dispute resolution (ADR). It involves sitting down with an impartial third party—the mediator—to discuss your dispute. The mediator doesn’t take sides or decide for you. Instead, their role is to facilitate communication and help you and the other party brainstorm solutions.
How can an attorney help with mediation?
An attorney can provide legal advice and guide you through the process to help ensure that your best interests are represented. If you have questions about what is fair or what your options are, an attorney can give you answers so that you can make informed decisions.
If you agree during mediation, an attorney can prepare the legal documents to make the agreement binding. This can give you peace of mind, knowing that your agreement will be honored.
If you are considering mediation, it is important to consult with an experienced Monterey mediation attorney who can help you understand the process and protect your interests.
What is required for mediation?
The first step is to meet with the other party to discuss the conflict and see if you can reach an agreement. If you agree on a resolution, the mediator will help you put it in writing.
If you cannot agree, the mediator will help you explore different options. The mediator will not decide for you but will help you communicate with each other so that you can try to agree.
What are the benefits of mediation?
Mediation is often faster and less expensive than going to court. It is also confidential, so what is said during mediation cannot be used in court.
Mediation gives you more control over the outcome of your case. You and the other party will decide what is fair, rather than having a judge or jury decide for you.
Mediation is often less stressful than going to court. It can be held in a relaxed setting, such as an attorney’s office, and you will not have to worry about the formalities of court.
If you are considering mediation, it is important to consult with an experienced Monterey mediation attorney who can help you understand the process and protect your interests. To learn more about how we can help, contact us today for a free consultation. Contact our Schank Family law team to see how we can help make this process easier for you.