ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

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MEDIATION SERVICES

Confilct Resolution & Mediation Services

In general, a mediator acts as a neutral third-party to help conflicting parties have a conversation to jointly resolve their concerns. The end goal for the mediator and the mediation process is to encourage effective communication between the parties in order to help them reach a mutually acceptable resolution to their dispute.

At The Maroto Law Group, we have trained mediators ready to help those parties who are in conflict and are looking for a solution. Our attorneys are skilled at providing mediation services in a variety of legal and non-legal situations and we know how to help disputants resolve matters effectively.

 

Our seasoned attorneys can help walk you through the process, giving neutral advice and presenting you numerous options to promote progress and decision-making.

Alternative Dispute Resolution vs. Mediation?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) offers individuals and businesses the ability to resolve disputes through methods that are alternatives to in court litigation or before an administrative body. The Maroto Law Group has experience in the art of ADR. On many occasions, our attorneys have themselves served as mediators and arbitrators. On other occasions, our attorneys have represented clients in presenting their claims and defenses in ADR proceedings.  The difference between ADR and mediation are simple:

  • Arbitration, in general, is binding. The parties present their respective cases to an arbitrator, who acts as a neutral, trained third party. Arbitration is like a private court, with the arbitrator deciding the outcome of the dispute.  

  • Mediation is a non-binding form of dispute resolution. The parties select an independent mediator who seeks common ground between the parties. The mediator cannot impose a resolution on the parties.

There is a time and place for each alternative method of resolution. Sometimes the a legal matter can only be resolved through the court, sometimes through ADR, other times mediation is a viable option.  If you are not sure if your case is suitable for an alternative disposition other than a formal court proceeding, contact our office and one of our attorneys would be happy to discuss and advise on your options.

What Is Handled In Mediation?

As mediators, our attorneys encourage open communication while brainstorming ideas that work for both parties. In a reasonable, unbiased, and fair manner, our services can help you feel satisfied with settlement regarding your matter. Some of the issues often discussed through mediation include:

  • Divorce matters

  • Child custody issues

  • Child support issues

  • Spousal Support and Alimony needs

  • Special education and schooling matters

  • Guardianship matters

  • Eldercare disputes

  • Probate issues

  • Debtor-Creditor disputes

  • Business disputes

  • Simple interpersonal disputes

  • Tax and financial issues

 

Through effective mediation, you can efficiently settle complex matters without having to go to court or leave your future in the hands of a judge. The open line of communication, organization, clarity, and calmness found through mediation can also help you avoid unnecessary stress and expenses.

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