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Mediation: a sometimes optimal process for resolving legal disputes

| Apr 8, 2020 | Mediation |

Quicker. Cheaper. Less stressful. Greater autonomy for involved parties. A focus on civility rather than adversarialism.

With benefits like that to recommend it, why would parties in legal disagreement ever fail to give mediation a timely and measured look as a potential mechanism for resolving conflict?

In fact (and for those very reasons and more), mediation is being increasingly resorted to in California and across the country as a comparatively superior tool to employ when parties are at loggerheads.

And on matters relevant to a broad range of subject matter. We note the broad applicability of mediation on our website at the Bay Area Law Offices of Denise Eaton May. We note therein that the process is relevant in myriad contexts, including these:

  • Business disagreements centered on contracts, employee claims and more
  • Estate planning concerns, addressing matters ranging from probate and will validity/contests to owed fiduciary duties and additional matters
  • Real estate issues (e.g., repair/inspection, contractual disputes, earnest money and construction defects)

The often-realized bottom line for parties opting for mediation to address disputes centrally spotlights its proven utility. We underscore on our website that when an experienced attorney acts as either a neutral mediator or consulting lawyer in the process, mediation can “effectively resolve disagreements without resorting to costly, time-consuming litigation.”

The key word in that above sentence is “experienced.” An individual seeking a mediator’s involvement in a legal matter might reasonably want to consult with an attorney having a demonstrated mediation background and linked success.

We welcome contacts to our firm from persons seeking information concerning mediation and other litigation alternatives for resolving legal conflict.