Overview of Our Mediation Practice

spacerThe Sane Solution is Mediation

In mediation, you control your own destiny. The attorney-mediators at Marks Clare & Richards, L.L.C. can help initiate and facilitate effective discussion between you and another party, whether it involves a business dispute, a construction lawsuit, or child support.

Mediation costs are typically half of what you would pay to file and try a lawsuit. Mediation is private, not a part of the public record, and revealing facts in mediation typically cannot be used against you in court. Most important, you are the decision-maker when it comes to what the final agreement will look like. Because you and the other party come to a resolution you both find satisfactory, you are both more likely to keep the agreement.

Mediation can also provide long-term benefits in helping you communicate better. Litigation could turn out to be the end result, but a concerted effort to work things out can be of great benefit to both sides.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call or email today.

The Pitfalls of Litigation

Litigation is a process where time is not on your side. It is a lengthy and stressful process where schedules often conflict. Decisions have to be made in a split-second. Attorney hours are billed for conferences with opposing counsel and for writing correspondence. It also promotes an adversarial environment that has potentially damaging effects even after a decision is rendered, especially in family matters.


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