Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process designed for parties to be able to resolve the outstanding issues in their case using a certified mediator. A mediator is a neutral third party who has no prior knowledge of the case who will come in and assist the parties through the negotiation process in order to try to reach a resolution. In a mediation, you, and your attorney (if you have one) will be placed in a room and the opposing party and their attorney (if they have one) will be placed in another room. The mediator will go back and forth between rooms to try to resolve the case. A mediator cannot give the parties legal advice, but a good mediator will certainly share their experiences with certain issues and judges to help the parties evaluate and negotiate a resolution.
For cases in litigation, a mediation is the only time that you can control the outcome of your case. Once a case goes before the Court, the parties will not have any control over the Court’s decision. Mediation is a wonderful tool and very effective…even in high litigation and high stakes cases. Remember…very rarely does a party get everything they want in a Courtroom. Amy Carter is a trained mediator, and she looks forward to helping you with the negotiation process. To schedule a mediation with Ms. Carter, you may access her schedule and book a mediation here.
Mediations can also be handled via zoom if the parties would prefer to mediation virtually!