• MEDIATION

    Learn how the mediation process works

When parties are unable or need help to resolve their dispute, mediation is a process by which a neutral, third party, as mediator, works with both sides to resolve the dispute.  Parties can meet with a mediator with or without an attorney representing each party.

Mediation is used in both family court and civil court disputes and has proven successful at any stage of a dispute.  Pre-suit mediation can be effective in keeping costs down.  It can cover some or all of your issues.

It is the mediator’s goal to find common ground, frame issues, define problems, relay information and offer creative solutions to achieve the goal of settlement.

Unlike litigation where a judge makes a decision, with the help of the mediator, the parties make their own decisions.

After a settlement is reached a binding mediation agreement is signed and as any contract is binding on the parties.  Mediation is generally faster, less expensive and less time consuming.

Nancy Pelosi has been mediating family and county court cases for more than 30 years as an attorney and 20 years as a mediator.

The financial cost of mediation is most often less than fighting the matter out in court and may achieve early settlement and an end to anxiety. While mediation does not always result in a settlement, statistics show that upwards of 85% of all Family law cases resolve as a result of mediation.  Spouses who want a divorce but do not want to hire a lawyer to reach a settlement can utilize my firm’s mediation services to resolve their marital issues before filing for divorce.

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