What exactly is mediation? By definition, “Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties. A third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate their own settlement (facilitative mediation). In some cases, mediators may express a view on what might be a fair or reasonable settlement, generally where all the parties agree that the mediator may do so (evaluative mediation).”
Who should consider mediation? Anyone with a conflict should consider mediation as an alternative dispute resolution. Mediation can resolve conflicts while saving you the resources of money and time.
Additionally, in a corporate context you may also obtain legal consulting from a mediator to establish a protocol and/or policies to reach understanding before future issues or disputes arise.
How does Mediation work? Mediation has a structure, timetable and dynamics that “ordinary” negotiation lacks. The process is private and confidential. The presence of a mediator is the key distinguishing feature of the process. Mediation is a voluntary process designed to facilitate negotiation and agreement between the parties.
Who is a candidate for mediation? Candidates for mediation vary from couples seeking the dissolution of their marriage to CEO’s of companies looking to prevent or resolve in house disputes. The benefits of mediation include time and cost savings when compared to litigation.
What is mediation coaching? Mediation coaching provides the client with individual support to make their mediation process more effective. Moreover, mediation coaching offers an effective approach to managing the high conflict situations that are common in with separation, co-parenting and divorce. This approach is designed to offer the client strategies and skills to navigate through those stormy emotional situations, to maintain a focussed and resolution-based course, to effectively negotiate an agreement.
What is Limited Scope Legal Consultation? Limited scope legal consultation might be appropriate for those who are not ready to retain an attorney, engage a mediator, or for those parties who elect to represent themselves. In such situations, we offer the client an opportunity to meet one on one with an attorney to consult on a variety of issues including family, career, financial, co-parenting, and/or personal goals; providing proper planning and protection in settlement agreements to prevent and/or mitigate future conflicts and/or liability.
I don’t need mediation but I would like to learn more about conflict coaching workshops. If you own a small to mid size business, we are able to deliver presentations and workshops dedicated to resolving and avoiding conflict. We want to help you manage your message and communicate to your employees effectively. We can examine human resources hierarchy, inner personal vs. work conflicts as well as establishing the proper way employees and executives/owners can communicate.
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