Using Mediation As An Alternative To Trial
At Luisa White Law, LLC, our lawyers have extensive experience with mediation. We work diligently to provide effective solutions for your legal needs. Located in Lafayette, we serve Tippecanoe County and the surrounding community.
Our attorneys can help you if your case has been referred to mediation. They can also pursue mediation as a substitute to a trial to resolve your case efficiently and with minimal costs.
What Is Mediation?
More and more, courts are funneling cases toward alternative methods of dispute resolution. Mediation is one of the most common forms of dispute resolution. It is designed to help parties work toward a settlement and avoid the emotional and monetary costs of a trial. Alternative methods for resolution such as mediation offer opposing parties a chance to work together and encourages creative problem-solving to reach solutions that work for everyone.
Mediation: An Effective Resolution To Legal Problems
Mediation is a cost-effective strategy for reaching a settlement in a case. Cases that go to trial can take months, or sometimes even years, of preparation. The longer a case takes to move through the court system, the higher the legal fees. Mediating a dispute encourages collaborative results and creative problem-solving. It also helps to:
- Clarify and resolve any misunderstandings
- Provide a forum for the disputing parties to ease their anger and hostility
- Find and focus on the common ground
- Negotiate resolutions on anything the parties can agree to settle
- Involve both parties in finding and implementing solutions to their concerns
- Clarify the issues so if the case does go to trial, it can focus specifically on the primary issues
Mediation is commonly used in divorce cases to solve most, if not all, of the contested issues. We also use it to resolve other family law matters. Hiring an attorney to assist you with your mediation can facilitate compromise, but it also makes sure that you have someone to protect your rights.
Let Us Help You With Your Mediation
Let us assess your case to see if mediation would apply to your circumstances. Call us today at 765-239-5695 or email us to schedule your initial consultation. Our bilingual team offers services in Spanish. We look forward to speaking with you.