What is Mediation?
Simply put, mediation is a private, voluntary dispute resolution process where a neutral third party assists the parties in identifying issues of mutual concern, developing options for resolving those issues, and finding resolutions that are acceptable to all parties.
A good mediator is honest, neutral, and encouraging; listens well; and has excellent communication skills. Mediators help parties arrive at a mutually agreeable resolution that sometimes takes a fair amount of creativity.
Corporations, government agencies, community organizations, schools, neighborhoods, and even families will turn to mediators when they seek mutually acceptable solutions to their problems
As an alternative, mediation is a great alternative for your divorce. Through mediation, your complete divorce agreement is crafted through conversation. We will walk you through the process, step by step.
Military Family Conflicts
The issues faced by military couples considering divorce are unique due to the circumstances surrounding the relationship – including lengthy absences; difficult and incomplete long-distance communications; the stress of potential death or injury to the spouse in service of their country. There are added tensions for the spouse staying home with full-time responsibility for the children and household. Mediation can be a way to avoid the additional stress and expense for military families who have reached the end of their marriage.
Elder and Probate Disputes
Sometimes a family’s efforts at working together may result in misunderstandings or direct accusations. In mediation, families discuss difficult issues with the help of a neutral facilitator.
Employee and Management Issues
Many disputes between employees and employers can be addressed through intervention from trained Human Resource specialists. But sometimes the issue is more complicated, and you may think that the attorney is your only next step. Before you make that call, consider using the mediation services of McGhan Law, LLC.
School and Neighborhood Conflicts
There is a great need for early conflict intervention in our educational system – school code violations, escalating conflict between peers, disagreements between parents and teachers or school board officials, and delinquent behavior disrupt the school environment and negatively impact our community. A trained mediator can help bring all the parties to the table to discuss the issues in a collaborative way to find a workable solution.
Health Care Disputes
Whether the healthcare setting is an assisted living facility, a nursing home, a hospital, or involves care managers and others involved in providing this essential part of our community life, having a trained mediator can help foster a resolution of the dispute in the health care field.
Whether your dispute involves issues such as rent, security deposits, pets, parking, noise, occupants, maintenance, neighbors, or lease matters, mediation is an effective and efficient way to handle it. Let us help you find a workable solution.
Real Estate Conflicts
Claims of misrepresentation about the condition of the property, appliances or fixtures, repair and inspection issues, costs for repairs, and earnest money disputes, are all examples of situations where mediation is effective and less expensive than litigation. Before going to court, consider using mediation services.
Environmental and Agricultural Issues
Mediation helps parties resolve environmental, land use, and agricultural disputes through the effective use of mediation.
“The existing judicial system is too costly, too painful, too destructive, too inefficient for a truly civilized people…To rely on the adversarial process as the principal means of resolving conflicting claims is a mistake that must be corrected.”
The Late Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger
To discuss your mediation options, schedule an initial consultation with McGhan Law, LLC.