Civil mediation is an excellent option for resolving legal disputes that are better kept outside of the courtroom. Sometimes litigation is unavoidable, but when a dispute can be settled before it makes its way to trial, it saves everyone involved time, money, and frustration. Mediation is often the best route to an effective and lasting legal solution.
There are numerous benefits to civil mediation. It is flexible and can be used in a variety of situations. It can address multiple issues at once and provide a custom resolution that would likely not be an option in a courtroom. Mediation ensures those most affected by the dispute and the outcome remain in charge – there is no judge or third party making a decision or providing a ruling. The disputing parties determine whether or not a potential solution is acceptable, and they determine the ultimate outcome of the dispute. As a matter of fact, civil mediation is not successful unless all parties agree to the resolution.
Civil mediation also provides some practical benefits, too. It is cheaper and takes less time than a trial. The process is confidential, so sensitive issues discussed during mediation sessions never become a matter of public record. Mediation is efficient and effective, making it one of the best ways to resolve a civil dispute.
If you are involved in a legal matter and you believe civil mediation could provide a path to resolution, Paul Steiner can help. Paul is an experienced third-party neutral and an experienced advocate representing clients during mediation. If you would like to discuss civil mediation in San Francisco or you are ready to move forward with mediation to resolve your dispute, contact Paul.
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