By going to court, you are handing over your life to a third-party, the judge, who is essentially a stranger to you and the other side. The judge is the individual who will craft a solution for your case and until a judge or jury decides your case, you can never be sure of the outcome. This process can be time consuming, costly and emotionally draining.
Alternatively, mediation allows both parties to come to the table to create a solution that works best for all involved. Mediation is a confidential process, and it starts with both parties discussing what their goals are, what values are important to them and why, and what they would like to see come out as the end result in the case.
Mediation has become an important part of the litigation process. For example, in the State of Florida, almost all lawsuits are required to be mediated before a court will allow them to go to trial. Mediation is a cost-effective alternative that allows both parties to freely and confidentially present their position in front of a neutral third party. It is less adversarial than litigation and for this reason many of our clients choose this form of alternative dispute resolution to resolve their case.
Sarah Clasby Engel is Judicial AV Preeminent-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which designates the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards an attorney can receive, and is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a mediator for circuit and county court civil matters. She has helped hundreds of parties successfully mediate and resolve their litigation and pre-litigation disputes.
Call our office today to discuss how mediation can work for your case or fill out our contact form to schedule a mediation.