Mediation is different than binding arbitration. Arbitration allows a neutral third party, often a judge, to decide a conflict with no alternative to litigation. With litigation, the courts make a judgment concerning the outcome of your conflict.
By the nature of their training, attorneys seek to represent the best interest of their clients. In a divorce situation, when a husband and wife both obtain attorneys, each one seeks to represent his or her best interest. This can quickly lead to an adversarial relationship and a costly divorce. Bitter and expensive divorce proceedings can leave both partners with scars taking years to heal.
Mediation is beneficial for couples to retain a positive relationship for the sake of their children. Often, children can suffer the most from a painful and bitter divorce. Mediation is a proven alternative resolution process. It is a totally voluntary process by both parties with a neutral third party – a mediator. An experienced mediator will draw out options, seek to discover important issues, and work through emotions to create a peaceful solution. The mediator remains neutral and facilitates the process.
Genesis Mediation uses a number of professionals as needed to assist in your dispute. Attorneys can either be retained, or used for consultation only. This can save you thousands of dollars in attorney fees. The purpose of mediation is to avoid adversarial relationships creating a peaceful agreement in a difficult time of life. Mediation is effective in resolving conflicts in any situation including Divorce, Eldercare and Business.
If you have a simple dispute and want some free help, go to our Free Mediation Services page. You will find several helpful community groups available. At Genesis Mediation, we offer professional mediation services to assist you with more difficult and timely disputes. Call us for a FREE 15 Minute Phone Consultation at (503) 352-9447. Our mission is to help create a little more peace on earth daily.