Mediation

Not just 'meeting in the middle.'

What is mediation?

Mediation is a voluntary process.  However, in certain situations a court may make attending mediation mandatory.  Mediation is an informal process where a mediator helps people with a dispute to reach agreement. The mediation process identifies important issues, clarifies misunderstandings, explores solutions, and negotiates settlement.

What kind of cases can I mediate?

As a mediator I can handle any civil action filed in a court in which the court has continuing jurisdiction, except civil commitments, adoption proceedings, habeas corpus and extraordinary writs, juvenile delinquency, or dependency and neglect cases. The term "Extraordinary writs" does not encompass claims or applications for injunctive relief.

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What is a mediator?

A mediator is a third party neutral who facilitates the mediation.  In other words, the mediator does not choose sides.  The mediator manages the mediation by helping each side communicate with each other in a safe and confidential environment.  The goal of the mediator you choose should be to help the parties involved see the end of the dispute.

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Why Choose Easterbrook Law for Mediation

My primary focus as the mediator is to  lay a foundation upon which an agreement can be made by the disputing parties.  I do not serve as an attorney for any side, and I cannot give any legal advice. I am impartial.  I strive to create an environment of calm cooperation.

When serving as a mediator, I will try to minimize your expenses and your time.

An example of how much I may charge:  For two people having a single general issue between them, I would charge a non-refundable deposit of $250 for two hours.  Each additional block of time would be an additional $250 paid up front.  

Additional parties and additional issues  may increase the amount charged for each mediation session.

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