Conflict is a part of daily life. Often times, parties to a dispute can work out a solution without the help of a professional. But sometimes, disputes between two or more parties require professional help. Because litigation is a costly and time consuming process, more and more disputants are looking to resolve their differences using alternative methods.
Mediation is one form of alternative dispute resolution. The process is private and confidential and participation is voluntary. Our mediator acts as a neutral facilitator and guides the parties through the process. Rather than directing the outcome, our mediator helps parties think “outside the box” for possible solutions to the dispute, broadening the range of possible outcomes. If agreement is reached, we help the parties draft a binding legal contract capturing the agreeable terms arrived at.
Mediation can be a cost effective method to arrive at an agreeable solution. A two hour mediation starts at $600 plus taxes and disbursements and depending on the complexity of the problem, can result in a mediated solution.
If you have any questions about the process, please contact our office at 604.800.0450.