Laura Melton Tucker with a client in mediation

About Mediation

Mediation is a simple process that can yield profound results. It is private, confidential and voluntary. The mediator is a neutral third party who facilitates the conversation without giving legal advice. In cases of divorce or family issues, mediated agreements are sent to the clients’ attorneys who draft the memorandum into legal language for the court. When parties agree to mediate, they are more likely in the future to consult one another, without involving attorneys, should a problem arise. The skills learned during mediation translate to real life. Mediation has the power to transform hostile opponents into peaceful negotiators.

Why choose mediation? Consider:

Why mediation?

Different Types of Disputes That Can Be Mediated:

Divorce and Family

  • Dividing assets
  • Developing a comprehensive parenting plan
  • Modifying an existing parenting plan

Business

  • Business to business contract disputes
  • Resolving workplace disputes
  • Settling tenant landlord disputes

Community/Neighborhood

  • Improving communication over property, pet, or other misunderstandings
  • Diffusing tensions so that all involved can be better neighbors

School

  • Talking through conflicts between students, parents, administrators and teachers
  • Working to develop open lines of communication to improve future interactions and avoid conflict

Elder or Hospice Care

  • Developing a care schedule and directive model that families choose together
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