Effective Mediation For All Types Of Disputes
When parties are unwilling or unable to resolve a dispute, one good option is to turn to mediation. Mediation is generally a short-term, structured, task-oriented and hands-on process.
The mediation process is generally considered more prompt, inexpensive and procedurally simple than formal litigation. It allows the parties to focus on the underlying circumstances that contributed to the dispute, rather than on narrow legal issues.
Coane and Associates, PLLC, provides mediation services regarding:
- Wrongful termination
- Sexual harassment and gender discrimination
- Employee contracts
The mediation process does not focus on truth or fault. Questions of which party is right or wrong are generally less important than the issue of how the problem can be resolved. Disputing parties who are seeking vindication of their rights or a determination of fault will not likely be satisfied with the mediation process.
How Does Mediation Work?
In mediation, the disputing parties work with a neutral third party called a mediator to resolve their disputes. The mediator facilitates the resolution of the parties’ disputes by supervising the exchange of information and the bargaining process. In addition, a mediator can help find common ground, offer creative solutions and assist in drafting a final settlement.
If a resolution is reached, mediation agreements may be oral or written, and content varies with the type of mediation. Whether a mediation agreement is binding depends on the law in the individual jurisdictions, but most mediation agreements are considered enforceable contracts. In some court-ordered mediations, the agreement becomes a court judgment. If an agreement is not reached, however, the parties may decide to pursue their claims in other forums.
Learn Whether Mediation Is Right For You
If you are interested in using mediation to resolve your divorce, then you should schedule an initial consultation with Coane and Associates, PLLC. Our attorneys can help determine whether mediation is a good option; if it is, we can help you start the mediation process.
Schedule your initial consultation at one of our convenient locations in Houston or . Call our Texas office at 832-558-1780 or our Florida office at 713-850-0066. You can also reach us online.
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