Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party (the mediator) assists in the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties. Mediation is an informal and non-adversarial process, designed to help the parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. Since the mediator has no decision making authority, mediation is an excellent opportunity for disputing parties to take control of the outcome of their case rather than letting a Judge determine the outcome for them.
In addition to eliminating the stress of testifying and confronting the other party in court, mediation is also a more economical way for parties to resolve their pending legal issues.
Our office provides a comfortable and relaxed environment for the parties to negotiate a settlement. Each conference room is equipped with free Wi-Fi and Wireless printers for use by counsel and parties. Coffee, bottled water, soft drinks and snacks are provided for all sessions. Complimentary lunch is provided for all full day mediation sessions.
Our first floor suite allows easy access for all parties with ample free parking at the entrance to the building. We are also equipped to conduct mediation by telephone or skype for parties who reside out-of-state or out of the country.
The hourly rate for mediation is $200.00. Once a date for your session is agreed to by all parties, each party is required to pay a $75.00 deposit to confirm the date on our mediation calendar. The hourly rate is equally divided between the parties unless otherwise agreed to at mediation or otherwise ordered by the Court. Your deposit will be applied toward mediation fees incurred. Payment in full is required at the end of the session. You may pay your fees by cash, personal check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. (Our office does not charge for copies, faxes or postage used for mediation sessions.)
Whether you are in need of a two-hour mediation session or a mediation that will take more than a full day, your mediation will be promptly scheduled once you contact our office.
Please check our Resources page for a list of mediation resources.