Mediation Can Help Resolve Difficult Issues Less Contentiously
When there are disputes, mediation can make the process less argumentative. People who want to settle issues amiably often have other things to resolve. Mediation can help them work together to solve their problems.
Mediation often may be their best option. Michael L. Bury, the founding attorney at Michael L. Bury, Attorney at Law, has mediation training from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. He can help you resolve some of the most difficult issues. He can work with you to accomplish the best possible outcome for both parties.
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method. This process utilizes a neutral third party to help everyone involved reach a mutual agreement. Although the mediator is a trained attorney, he does not provide legal services. Instead, he facilitates communication and assists the parties to reach a desirable outcome. Unlike arbitration and litigation, the mediation process is completely confidential. Additionally, both parties involved have control over the outcome, which is typically not true with arbitration or litigation.
When To Consider Mediation
Mediation can help resolve difficult business disputes, small claims cases and more. A trained mediator can help both parties look for solutions.
We can assist with disputes related to:
- Family law
- Small claims cases
Are There Benefits To Mediation?
There are numerous benefits to mediation as opposed to arbitration or litigation. The primary benefit of this method is that the process is less stressful because it is settled out of court. You work with a neutral mediator rather than independent attorneys, which often makes it easier to reach an agreement. This helps keep emotions at bay so both parties can achieve a desirable outcome.
Mediation can also take much less time than traditional dispute resolution methods. Litigation can take a year or more to complete, drawing out the stress and increasing the emotional toll. Mediation takes only as long as you need it to reach an agreement. In addition, there is often less cost associated with mediation that the traditional litigation process.