If you want to resolve an issue with someone or a business entity and want to avoid going to small claims court or hiring expensive lawyers, then going to a mediation session with the opposite party is a great way to come to a compromise that works well for both sides without the courts getting involved.
A Mediator does not make decisions for the parties involved, and has no stake in the how the conflict turns out. Everything discussed during the session is kept confidential. The mediator simply listens to both sides and helps them come up with their own solutions on which both sides agree to compromise on, and then the final written agreement is signed by both parties and will be legally enforceable. Each side will receive their own copy of the signed agreement and that will be the resolution to the issue between the parties. Mediation has grown in popularity over the last 30 years as an alternative to going to court and spending countless hours and dollars using lawyers on both sides.
Mediators can be used for all types of conflicts. Often times a court will mandate that parties already in court attend a mediation session in order to come to some compromises before returning to court. This is common in cases such as divorce, small claims cases and assault (first time offenders), just to name a few. In many cities there are also community mediation centers for non-law related conflicts between neighbors, friends or family members.
Conflict Resolution and Mediation services can be received in North Dallas, Plano,TX and Frisco,TX at www.dallasmediatorservices.com