Mediation occurs in a less formal setting than court and can save time and money if you and the other party can reach an agreement through this process. In most cases, mediation can provide a legally enforceable outcome, if agreed by the parties, similar to going to court.
What is Mediation?
Mediation involves a neutral person, the mediator, who guides parties through communication to promote compromise, settlement, or understanding. A mediator may not place their own views or decisions on the issue at hand. Instead, it is up to the mediator to help you and the other party to come to an agreement. A mediator may not tell the other side what you have discussed with them and must keep your conversations confidential, unless you agree otherwise.
What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?
Arbitration is a process where each party or their attorney presents their case to a neutral person, the arbitrator. The arbitrator then makes a decision about your case. Unlike mediation, the arbitrator uses their judgment based on the facts presented to come to a decision. A mediator does not provide a decision, but helps both parties reach an agreement on their own.
L-evated Civil Mediation Services
help parties find their own workable solutions to disputes.
It's a sensible alternative to expensive litigation.
If you can't afford an attorney, you can represent yourself in the discussion and know you will be heard.
Your resolutions become final, legal binding documents that are filed with the court so you can obtain closure and get on with your life.