Why Mediation?

What is mediation and why should you consider it? Mediation is a voluntary approach to solving complex and emotionally charged legal problems, like personal injury, product liability, divorce, custody, alimony, business disputes, and commercial litigation cases.

Whether you are a party or an attorney, the fact that you have had to file or defend a lawsuit shows that there is a problem which needs to be addressed. After all, each & every lawsuit has to be settled or, at some point, a court will decide what happens, for you. This is why over 90% of all cases result in settlement before trial.

Mediation works by getting the parties together to talk about the issues, hash out problems, and come up with a solution to the problem which got them into Court. The mediation process is designed to help you hear what the other side has to say and to allow them to hear what you have to say. The mediator is neutral and helps these discussions by enforcing ground rules and making sure that everyone has an opportunity to discuss what is important to them. The mediator also helps the parties come up with their own agreement by working with the parties to help them realize that it is better to decide your case now without allowing 12 strangers (aka a jury) or a Judge to decide your case for you.

The mediator does not decide your case. The mediator does not take sides. But, the mediator will help by asking tough questions of everyone and direct the discussion to allow for productive dialogue.

Mediation helps you retain control of the process, save money, and lower your stress level, because it puts the control over how your case is handled back in your hands.

The types of mediation include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal Injury Mediation
  • Product Liability Mediation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Custody Mediation
  • Guardianship Mediation
  • Business Dispute Mediation
  • Contract Dispute Mediation
  • Construction Mediation
  • Community Mediation
  • Real Estate Mediation
  • Property Dispute Mediation

As a mediator, my approach is designed to reach the parties at a human level. Once this connection is made, the legal parts of the dispute can be effectively addressed, in order to help reach a settlement agreement. Mediation is the best way to resolve your dispute because it saves time, it saves money, and allows you to retain control while reducing your stress. As an attorney, reaching a mediated settlement can effectively improve client satisfaction. So, why not give it a chance?

Start the process by contacting us at smilanfar@ipadaptitude.com.