My Mediation Process
Simple, Comfortable & Effective
Every situation is different and I’m sure you’d like to know how mediation, or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) would work for your specific dispute and its complexities. Call me, or ask your lawyer to call me at 843.566.3646 or send me a message through my Contact page — I’ll be in touch as soon as I am able.
Our Private Location & Time
Unresolved disputes are stressful. While working with me an important part to the process is finding a peaceful zone for open discussion. My office on Broad St. offers privacy everyone wants, but I am open to meet at another quiet and comfortable location. You will never be required to face and confront the other side if that is not in your comfort zone.
Lay Everything Out
We begin the mediation process with each party communicating their concerns and desired outcomes. No issue is irrelevant. If it matters to you, I want it to be addressed. This is often done in a series of discussions both joint and private. Once all the issues are exhaustively compiled, we have an agenda.
Working Together is Success
We discuss every aspect of the dispute from the list. Some issues may seem unlikely to be resolved. This is where a neutral third party really helps tease out options for you. Underlying concerns are addressed to find common ground so everyone may feel success. However, a mediator never imposes his own solution or judgment. Never.
Once an agreement is reached, I hand write a document . The document carefully describes the exact terms of the agreement. Both parties review every item, then sign and date the agreement. This can be the “Memorandum of Settlement” used as the basis of concluding a lawsuit already brought.
Closure & Peace of Mind
The mediation process is over. You have been guided to completeness and satisfaction by a sensitive and experienced mediator. It’s the new way to move forward.