When most people think about legal disputes, images of judges, juries and courtrooms come to mind. In many cases, however, traditional litigation is very expensive, very time-consuming and sometimes leads to disappointing results. An alternative dispute resolution method like mediation can be a great way to resolve disputes outside of court and avoid some of these problems.
At the Barron Law Corporation, we have helped clients throughout Northern California since 1991. We provide mediation services for individuals, families and businesses throughout the region. We are available to serve as mediators or represent clients during the mediation process.
To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your specific situation, please call 916-486-1712 or toll free 800-LAW-5908. You can also contact us online. We have offices in Sacramento and San Francisco.
The Benefits of Mediation
The mediation and negotiation process has many advantages over traditional litigation. Mediation benefits clients by:
- Saving time
- Saving money
- Encouraging creative solutions
- Helping preserve personal and business relationships
Perhaps most importantly, mediation puts you in control. You are not subject to the schedule of the court and your dispute is not decided by a judge. You get to talk about the issues and come to an agreement that works. We have found that because everyone feels connected and involved in mediation, the parties are likely to comply with the resolution that is eventually reached.
How Does It Work?
In the mediation process, the parties agree to sit down together with a trained mediator and attempt to resolve their issues. Most types of cases can be mediated, from family law to business disputes. The mediator acts as a neutral third party, assisting both sides in disclosing information and discussing goals. Once a settlement is reached, the agreement is filed in court, where it is normally approved quickly by a judge.
While mediation works for many clients, it is not for everyone. If the dispute has become particularly bitter or hostile, open communication may not be an option. When you visit us, we will give you an honest appraisal of the likelihood of a successful mediation.
Contact a Sacramento Family Law and Business Lawyer
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to discuss your legal concerns. To arrange a free consultation with an experienced attorney, call 916-486-1712 or toll free 800-LAW-5908. You can also contact us online. We have offices in San Francisco and Sacramento.