Resolving Disputes Amicably Through Mediation

When legal disputes arise, finding a way to resolve them in an amicable and cooperative way can be very advantageous. Mediation is one of the leading ways to find solutions to legal issues efficiently. Patrick Rice is a highly trained and experienced mediator. He has arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases throughout his career.

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and offers a means of reaching an agreement without having to go through the hassles of litigation. During mediation, two opposing parties and their attorneys meet with a neutral mediator to work out a solution to their differences and find a resolution that is mutually beneficial.

The mediator's role during the process is to help both parties find creative solutions to their differences and overcome any obstacles they have to reaching an agreement. When the parties have reached an agreement, the written agreement is submitted to a judge and becomes legally binding once it has been approved.

Many legal matters can be resolved through mediation, including:

What Are The Benefits Of Mediating Your Case?

Avoiding the court system through mediation has many advantages, including:

  • Less attorney time means considerable time and cost savings over litigation
  • More flexibility and control over the outcome of your case
  • Preservation of an amicable relationship with the opposing party

Additionally, a major advantage of mediation over litigation is confidentiality. Since mediation proceedings do not become part of the public record as they would in a court case, it permits both parties to communicate openly during the process without fear of public disclosure. Also, in cases that the mediation process breaks down, or the parties are unable to reach an agreement, any statements made during mediation are inadmissible in future litigation.

Contact An Attorney Who Will Aggressively Advocate For Your Best Interests

Although mediation has many advantages, it is not for everyone. If you are you interested in scheduling a free initial consultation with a lawyer who will listen to your goals and objectives, contact Rice & Associates, Ltd., in Wheaton, Illinois, at 630-260-8880. We look forward to speaking with you.