Instead of costly, time consuming litigation, clients should consider methods of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation. Mediation is a process where a third-party neutral facilitates the negotiations of two or more parties in achieving a mutually acceptable agreement. Participation is usually voluntary, the results remain confidential and the success rate can be rather high so long as all parties participate in good faith. The mediator provides an unbiased yet experienced point of view to help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Although there is a cost associated with mediation, proper use of the method can avoid the filing of lawsuits, multiple court appearances and expensive discovery. Our firm has a family law mediator on staff and also frequently represents clients at mediation sessions involving other areas of law. Contact us if you wish to consider using mediation to resolve your dispute.