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Mediation is a process in which an impartial third party helps disputing parties work out a mutually acceptable solution to their disagreement. The mediator meets with both parties and allows each disputant the opportunity to present their issues. The mediator then assists the parties in working through their issues to find a reasonable settlement for their dispute.

The mediator does not offer legal advice, but can offer their opinion regarding settlement solutions. A mediator can also bring new perspectives to the proceeding through their own knowledge of the subject matter. A mediator can also assist parties in exploring alternatives that they might not have otherwise considered.

However, the mediator does not have the authority to make a binding decision in the mediation process. Mediation is voluntary and confidential and can be considerably less expensive than going to trial.

By simply contacting a us you will be placed directly in touch with an experienced, trained mediator in your geographic area. The Mediator will then provide a free consultation and assist you with determining whether mediation is the appropriate solution for your dispute.

If you decide to retain the mediator and begin the mediation process, the mediator will then offer their services to you at a 25% discount. It’s that easy.

To schedule your consultation, simply call your program's toll-free number and we will match you to the most appropriately skilled mediator in your area.

What are the advantages to Mediation?

• Affordable –Mediation can cost considerably less than litigation.
• Efficient- The mediation process can usually settle a dispute within a few sessions. Most mediation’s conclude or settle within thirty days from initiating the process.
• Effective- Mediation statistically settles over 80% of initiated disputes.
• Informal-The process of Mediation is flexible and informal. It is not necessary to have an attorney represent you during the mediation process. However, some individuals fell more comfortable with attorney representation.
• Empowering- Disputing parties are directly engaged in the negotiation of their settlement. Parties also enhance the likelihood of continuing their relationships by utilizing mediation.
• Confidential- Information disclosed during mediation may not be divulged as evidence in any trial or judicial proceeding.

How much does Mediation cost?

Our services cost a fraction of what most dispute resolution organizations charge. This is because we have established a national network of dispute resolution professionals who are truly passionate about serving your needs.

All of our services are offered to clients at a 25% discount. This means that you will receive a 25% discount off of our legal professional's "actual" hourly rate. Many ADR providers will tack on additional fees, up to $75.00 or more per hour, for their services. However, we feel that everyone should be afforded access to professional and effective dispute resolution services. This is a significant saving's that we gladly pass along to our clients. Our services can save you thousands in legal expenses.

Our commitment is to provide you with the professional insight and affordable legal solutions that you deserve.

What types of cases are suitable for Mediation?

Virtually any civil dispute is appropriate for mediation including:
• Divorce
• Child Custody
• Business
• Civil
• Landlord/Tenant, Construction, & Real Estate
• Employment
• Insurance Claims
• And many others

Will I need legal representation in Mediation?

Because mediation is a voluntary process legal representation is not necessary for most mediations. However, some individuals feel more comfortable with an attorney’s assistance. Some parties also have their attorney review settlement agreements before they sign.

How long will Mediation take?

Mediation takes considerably less time than litigation. However, this time varies depending on the complexity of the dispute and the amount of parties involved. The average mediation lasts only six hours, but can easily extend to several weeks due to the factors previously mentioned.

Should I use Mediation if I am already involved in a lawsuit?

The litigating parties or the court, can agree to allow a mediation session to proceed if a court action is already in progress. If the parities are able to settle the case through mediation the case can be dismissed.

What are the chances that my case will settle in Mediation?

Statistically over 85% of cases settle during the mediation process.

Are Mediation settlements binding

Yes. A signed settlement agreement is as enforceable as any other contractual agreement.

Will I lose my chance to file a lawsuit if I participate in Mediation?

No. Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process. If your mediation session does not result in a settlement and you have every right to pursue legal remedies through litigation.

Are Mediation services available by phone or over the Internet?

Our dispute resolution services are flexible and responsive. We have taken every step to ensure that your experience with our service is seamless and efficient. If you require teleconferencing, video-conferencing, or web-based capabilities we have the appropriate solutions to meet your needs. Our extensive internal resources and strategic alliances are ready to provide you with excellent customer services.

What are the qualifications to be a network Mediator?

We only select those Mediators who are recognized for their expertise and standing in the legal and mediation communities. All of our neutrals have over five years professional mediation experience and are licensed attorneys, in good standing, with their state bar or are professional mediators with subject matter expertise. We only chose those professionals who maintain the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.
All of our mediators have extensive mediation training and exceed the mediation training requirements set forth by their local jurisdictions.

To schedule your consultation, simply call your program's toll-free number and we will match you to the most appropriately skilled mediator in your area.

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