Mediation and Arbitration is significantly faster than other forms of alternative dispute resolution or civil litigation. Mediation is an informal and confidential process brought before a neutral third party. The process allows both parties the opportunity to present their issues, clear up misunderstandings, and find areas of agreement. Thad Myers, a Certified Mediator, adds value to the process as his legal experience may provide insight regarding issues either party may not have considered.
Mediating a dispute is a valuable and viable first option before resorting to litigation because of the many advantages. Most attorneys will recommend mediation, with specific cases, to produce better results for both parties. The process is less adversarial and more cooperation between the parties many advantages are quickly realized.
Mediation typically only takes days or weeks to resolve a dispute between parties. Lawsuits can take months or possibly years to resolve a dispute. Mediation provides more reasonable timetable for resolving a dispute.
LESS EXPENSIVE AND LESS FORMAL
Mediation is less expensive than a typical lawsuit. The cost to employ a Mediator can be significantly less than employing a lawyer to handle a litigation case over a much longer time period. The informality of the process allows the parties to be more engaged than a court-driven process.
FOCUSED AND CONFIDENTIAL
The mediator can focus on their needs and interests of both parties rather than on a stated position. All communications during the mediation process are confidential.
FLEXIBLITY AND GREATER CONTROL EQUALS BETTER RESULTS
In a lawsuit, the court controls the process and usually results in a one-sided judgment. Mediation is a collaborative effort where the parties have more input and greater control over the negotiation process. The parties are satisfied with the results and likely to preserve a relationship.
GREATER COMPLIANCE THAN LAWSUITS
Both parties agree upon a solution that is a win-win. Mediation results in greater compliance with the mediated dispute resolution compared to that of traditional lawsuits.
NOTHING TO LOSE
Mediation is voluntary and a non-binding process. The mediator is their to facilitate discussion with no power to make decisions or impose a settlement. Any settlement is voluntary and the parties lose none of their rights to trial by judge or jury in the absence of a voluntary agreement.
As a Certified Mediator and Arbitrator, Attorney Thad Myers uses an out-of-court process, similar to arbitration, to resolve disputes equitably and fairly. Thad L. Myers P.A. and Associates office, located at 1727 Hampton Street Columbia S.C., provides a comfortable and convenient location for mediation cases.
For more information about Mediation Solutions, Call Thad L. Myers, P.A. at (803) 252-0005 to schedule a consultation.