Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution, a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties without going to court. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement or mutual satisfactory solution. Disputants may mediate disputes in a variety of domains, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, community and family matters. The mediator has no power to impose a solution, but facilitates the parties’ communication and helps to develop and reality-test possible solutions.
Mediation is not controlled by formal rules of evidence or procedure. Usually the mediator and the parties agree on their own ways to proceed. Commonly used in divorces, especially when child custody is involved, mediation can be a way to resolve disputes in many other areas.
The attorneys at the Coolidge Law Firm can help you with mediation, for example, in these areas:
- Parenting Plans
- Family Businesses
- Medical Ethics
- Workers’ Compensation
- Lease Conflicts
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- School Conflicts
- Violence Prevention
The Coolidge Law Firm is proud to have one of the most experienced mediators in the area, Linda Mayrand, on its team. Linda has the knowledge, patience and compassion to facilitate successful dispute resolution. Her training allows her to address the needs and concerns of all parties involved and negotiate creative solutions. She often is appointed as probate and marital mediator by the courts.
If you are looking for an alternative to contentious and costly litigation, call us to evaluate your options: (603) 692-4282