Mediation is an alternative approach to resolving disputes between one or more parties and is an interactive form of conflict resolution. The mediation process, which is structured and confidential, allows the parties to have a say in the final outcome of their case rather than the Judge making a decision. It is a more peaceful accepted solution rather than going to Court.
Agreements are reached by using different approaches to guide the communication process to help the parties reach a solution to their legal case. If an agreement is reached during the mediation process, the mediator will prepare a Mediated Settlement Agreement also known as an “MSA.” This document contains the agreements reached between the parties during mediation. Once the MSA is signed, it is a binding agreement, and a final order is then prepared to reflect the terms of the MSA which is later presented to the Court.
The mediator will not serve in the capacity of an attorney for any party nor provide legal advice during the process.
Mediation can be scheduled in person or virtually via ZOOM.
Weekends mediations are available upon request.