Thomas D White

Another Way, Part 2

This article is the second in a series discussing other ways of resolving disputes as alternatives to litigation. Last month, we discussed arbitration. This month, we deal with mediation.

What is mediation? In mediation, a trained neutral person, called a mediator, meets with both sides of a dispute to help them resolves their differences. Mediators do not decide the dispute but use their skills to help both sides hear each other and work toward an agreement.

Mediation is voluntary and works best when both sides desire to reach a quick resolution. Oftentimes, mediation not only settles disputes but also saves relationships that have been endangered through miscommunication.

Mediation is especially helpful where the dispute is between family members or those who have had long-standing business relationships.

In our office, both Thomas and Christopher White are trained and experienced mediators. If you have questions about how mediation can help you, please contact us.

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