Mediation and Arbitration are methods of resolving conflict in a matter to minimize the involvement of the Court. Mediation is the use of a third party neutral to discuss the matter. Arbitration is a bit more formal and can be binding or nonbinding.
Mediation can be done with or without the presence of legal counsel. The parties select the mediator and the mediator listens to the parties and attempts to guide the parties toward an amicable settlement. If both parties desire to resolve their issues, the mediator may be able to resolve all of the outstanding issues and the parties may be able to settle the matter without the cost of litigation or a trial.
Even if the parties are not able to reach an agreement, mediation may be a good way to amicably discuss the differences between the divorcing parties and possibly resolve some or all of those issues. Often just the process of having to discuss a party’s desires and goals in front of the mediator and the other party helps the parties frame their real interests and understand the other’s position. That sometimes results in a resolution of the matter without further litigation.
Some parties would like to have their matter reviewed by a single experienced counsel and Felix Law Office, P. A. offers those services as well if the circumstances support it.
If you have a question regarding mediation or arbitration, please call an experienced divorce lawyer at Felix Law Office, P.A. at 952-894-8380.