When two parties find themselves in a dispute or conflict, it can be a stressful and emotionally charged experience. Mediation services provide a way to resolve these issues without resorting to costly and time-consuming court proceedings. By bringing in a neutral third party, mediation can help both parties find common ground and reach a mutually agreeable solution.
At Price & Price, our mediators are also trial lawyers, so we understand the legal complexities of these situations and can offer insight and guidance to help parties make informed decisions. Our goal is to help parties find a resolution that works for everyone involved while minimizing the stress and expense of traditional legal proceedings.
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Price & Price Mediation Terms
The Mediator will not offer legal advice to any party during the mediation and statements made by the Mediator during the mediation should not be interpreted as legal advice. Should the Mediator assist in the preparation of a mediated settlement agreement, you are strongly encouraged to have the agreement reviewed by your independent counsel prior to signing the mediated settlement agreement.
You agree to equally share the costs of the mediation unless you have made other arrangements with the other Party and the Mediator prior to the mediation.
All statements made by any Party during the course of the mediation are considered to be settlement discussions and are confidential. All statements made by any person during the course of the mediation are inadmissible in any subsequent litigation, arbitration, or other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
No recording, digital or otherwise will be made of any part of the mediation.
You agree that you will not subpoena or otherwise request that The Mediator testify, or produce any documents, records, or other work product, in any subsequent litigation, arbitration, or other forms of alternative dispute resolution proceeding. You agree that should you subpoena The Mediator notwithstanding your agreement otherwise, you shall pay all legal expenses, attorneys’ fees, and costs associated with such testimony or production, including any motion to quash that may be filed.
The Mediator strongly recommends the actual presence at the mediation of those individuals possessing full settlement authority. However, if either party agrees or consents to the appearance of the other party or the other party’s representative by teleconference or video conference, The Mediator will accommodate that agreement. If you are unable to reach an agreement as to the presence of an individual with full settlement authority, you must obtain approval from the Court for that individual to participate in some other manner.
Mediation Services Questions
- What are mediation services?
Mediation is a facilitated negotiation between disputing parties. The mediator is a neutral third party who evaluates each party’s case, promotes understanding and facilitates a settlement agreement while preserving each party’s honor and dignity.
- Can any case be mediated?
Yes. If the parties agree to mediate their dispute, whatever it may be, the dispute may be mediated. Price & Price mediators have helped families confront a number of different disputes with immediate and outside parties, and have the compassion to facilitate a dispute resolution.
- What are the reasons for mediation?
Litigation can be time-consuming and expensive, with cases taking several months to years to get to trial or appeal. In contrast, mediation typically resolves disputes in a shorter time frame, with most cases settled in a 4 or 8-hour session. Additionally, mediation offers confidentiality, with no information disclosed being admissible as evidence in any subsequent judicial proceeding.
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If you’re facing a legal issue or seeking legal advice, don’t hesitate to contact Price and Price attorneys. Our experienced and knowledgeable team is here to assist you every step of the way. We promise to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.