A Mediation Attorney Can Help Resolve Disputes Outside of Court
Michael L. Bury is a mediation attorney in Chico, CA, who works to bring opposing parties to an agreement in legal disputes. His goal is to facilitate mutually agreeable outcomes through structured and proven techniques. Mr. Bury received advanced mediation training from Straus Institute at Pepperdine School of Law, an institution long considered the premier program for dispute resolution. With his assistance, clients can reach a solution that satisfies both parties. To learn more about the mediation process, contact our law firm today.
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 in reaching 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 business disputes, small claims cases, and more. Because Mr. Bury also has a background in business, he can often offer a different perspective when it comes to business issues. In a family law setting, mediation can resolve disputes that may arise surrounding spousal or child support payments. A trained mediator like Mr. Bury can help both parties look for solutions to these disputes.
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. Because you work with a neutral mediator rather than independent attorneys, it is often easier to reach an agreement. This helps keep emotions at bay so both parties can achieve a desirable outcome.
Mediation can help resolve business disputes, small claims cases, and more.
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 than with arbitration or litigation because there are no court costs or independent attorney fees.
Finally, mediation is completely confidential. Whereas traditional litigation is public record, all matters discussed and decided upon through mediation are not. Knowing the details of your dispute will not be made available to the public can help relieve much of the stress associated with dispute resolution.
Contact a Mediation Attorney Today
If you are facing a family law or small claims dispute, consider working with a mediation attorney. Michael Bury has been trained to successfully mediate your dispute, and he can help you reach a solution that suits both parties. Call our office at (530) 343-7800 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation and find out if mediation is right for you.
“The office staff was very pleasant. Michael is very calm and collected, you get the feeling that he is very much in control of the situation.” Satisfied Client