Mediation is an effective way to resolve any type of dispute; from squabbles between neighbors to large claims worth millions of dollars. Differences that cannot be resolved between the parties can lead to expensive, time consuming, public battles that involve lawyers and courts - unless alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, like mediation, are utilized.
Mediation is a great way for businesses and individuals to resolve problems. Even after a lawsuit has been initiated, mediation is a practical way of reaching an agreement that could end the lawsuit. As long as the parties involved in the dispute are willing to meet to discuss the issues separating them, it is likely that a mutually agreeable settlement can be reached.
What is mediation?
Mediation is an opportunity for a mediator to facilitate a mutually acceptable settlement agreement between the parties involved by offering the parties an opportunity to:
What is the role of a mediator?
A mediator is a third party neutral that will find points of agreement between the parties and facilitate movement towards a mutually decided upon agreement. A mediator should not dictate the decision, but instead help the parties develop their own resolution.
What is the benefit of mediation?
Mediation has several benefits that make it more beneficial than arbitration and litigation in certain contexts:
Once the parties agree on dates, mediations can be scheduled quickly. Remember, the advantages of mediation over litigation include privacy, reduced legal fees, control over the outcome, control of the process, a chance to salvage relationships, and control of your most important asset - your time.
Simmons Rogers, LLC provides mediation services throughout Georgia, in all 50 states, and internationally. Contact us to learn more about our services or to schedule your mediation. Online scheduling is also available.
Simmons Rogers, LLC
Simmons Rogers, LLC is a full service civil law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. We provide legal services as well as mediation and arbitration services, to businesses and individuals throughout the state of Georgia and beyond.
This blog is not intended to be a complete explanation of the law. Its purpose is to inform, not to advise on any specific legal problem or legal rights. If you have specific questions regarding any topic in this blog, you are encouraged to consult the Atlanta based law firm of Simmons Rogers, LLC or an attorney licensed in your