Mediation is used in many areas. It is an interactive process that allows disputing parties a chance to outline, develop, and produce their own settlement or agreement. A neutral, third party (mediator) helps parties to communicate, better understand each others’ interests, and clarify concerns. The mediator does not dictate solutions; the solutions belong to the parties. Mediation is voluntary, unless ordered by a court. It is usually quicker, cheaper, more interactive than the court route, and its results more sustainable. Mediation is confidential.
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Families considering separation or going through a divorce, or revisiting terms of separation. Estate and finances.
From staff tension to partnership disputes, mediation can help a small business save money, stress, image, and avoid potentially destructive conflict.
Tension and decision making among family members; disagreements with care providers; staff cohesion.
Parent-teen communication and tension; family finances; the in-laws;
Barking dogs; property lines; noise; parking; community watch.
Churches; NGOs; non-profits; recreational teams.
For separated and divorced parents; school drop-off and pick-up; weekends; etc.
- Do I need an attorney to mediate? – No, you don’t need an attorney. If you have one, that’s fine. Be sure to inform them of your desire to consider mediation. We can speak with them about the process
- Who can use mediation? – Anyone. From neighbors to families, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
- Are your mediators lawyers? – Some are, some are not. All are experienced mediators who advocate for the process of mediation and not for either party or any particular outcome.
- How much does mediation cost? – We charge $800 for 3 hours of mediation (+ 1Hour administration) per party. This is divided between the parties, so each party pays $400.
- Is there a deposit? – Yes. A $200 deposit is needed up front. Deposit will be applied to remaining balance. Deposit can be paid by either party.
- Why was I ordered to mediation by a judge? – Courts use mediation services to help with the backlog of court cases. Many judges believe the parties are better informed about the cases and, therefore, can offer better solutions that are not dictated. Mediation is usually cheaper, quicker, and offer parties more possession of the outcomes.
- Where is the mediation? – Normally, we hold mediations at our office in Wheat Ridge, CO. However, we do consider other locations.
- How long does mediation take? – Normally, mediations take approximately 3 hours. Anything longer will need approval by both parties and additional fees at the standard rate. The base 3 hours is fixed; if a mediation does not take the full time, no refund of the remaining balance is given.
- When will the mediation take place? – As soon as possible. We aim to initiate mediation within 2 weeks of initial call. This timeline depends largely on parties’ availability.
- What should I expect during mediation? – Click HERE for more information about the process, what to expect, and what the mediator expects.