Mediation: What is it?
Mediation is a legal process that allows participants in the mediation process to meet with a neutral third party, called a mediator, to resolve legal disputes between the parties. By having a third-party mediator involved, the conflict(s) raised by the parties are solved by a new, fair, and most importantly, interested-based decision.
Despite mediators having the opportunity to meet with attorneys who may represent a specific party, mediators are not allowed to give legal advice. They can, however, brainstorm and offer unique insights to each party’s interests to reach a faster conclusion. Mediation may be used to resolve a broad range of issues from divorce to breaches of contract. By choosing mediation, the participant gets the final say in how to proceed and resolve the case. Unlike litigation, the participants have full control over the discussions and decisions, making the participant more involved and more likely to reach a result that satisfies his or her main interests.
Why choose mediation?
Mediation is a great way for parties facing a conflict to resolve their issue(s) without going to court or through litigation. The court process is not only untimely, but also financially and emotionally draining. Legal issues are hard for anyone to go through, and our mediators understand this is and work hard to ensure the process proceeds in a smooth manner. Mediation and Collaborative Law are considerably more affordable because you use YOUR finances how YOU want to.
At Adamczyk Law Offices, our certified mediators Mary and Tara participated in a 40-hour training course spanning over five days. During this training, Mary and Tara not only learned the mediation process, but they sharpened their skills to compassionately and timely settle cases. Mary and Tara are also members of the Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania, which is a resource that enhances mediators’ knowledge in this specific practice area. Mary and Tara mediate issues in areas of divorce, division of property, alimony between spouses, child support and custody, personal injury, contract disputes, and issues between business partners and employer-employee relations.