If you’ve come to this page, you’re probably wondering:

  1. How can mediation help me? and/or,
  2. Is this person someone I should put on the short list for my case?

The bottom line is that mediation gives you more control over the outcome, and the possibility of a more comprehensive resolution, than you get with any other method:

  • Unlike court, you have a veto over the outcome. 
  • Also important, in mediation you can get any financial award you can in court.
  • You can also get some things you could never get in court  ~ such as acknowledgement of wrong doing, an apology, a consensual plan on steps to prevent future incidents.

Within certain limitations, communications in mediation are confidential and cannot be subpoenaed into a court proceeding.

You can have an attorney represent you in mediation or you can represent yourself and then consult with your attorney before you make any final decisions.

Most mediators will use a combination of private and joint meetings to help you resolve the issues.

Mediation can save you a fair amount of money in attorneys’ fees, but not always, especially if the case is already in litigation.

In the best of all worlds, get your case to mediation early.

I have years of experience in a wide range of business, employment, organizational and family disputes. My book When Push Comes to Shove has been around since 1996 and translated into many foreign languages.

Fees for mediation cover hourly time and are typically shared equally by the parties, unless agreed to otherwise at the start.

Here are a few documents that I typically share with parties at the start of the mediation process:

  • Mediation Summary
  • Agreement to Mediate
  • Ground Rules

Click here to download the mediation packet now.

If you’d like to know more about getting your case to mediation, call or email me.