Egolf + Ferlic + Martinez + Harwood, Attorneys At Law

Solving Your Problems With Effective Advocacy

We Are The Mediators That You, Your Business Or Your Family Need

Mediation is the process by which a neutral third party intervenes between two conflicting parties to promote reconciliation, settlement or compromise. Mediation provides disputing parties with the opportunity to identify and cope with interpersonal issues not originally thought to be part of the dispute. Mediation may also be particularly effective when family members have a dispute or when emotions are getting in the way of resolution. Mediation particularly in cases of probate mediation often aids families in understanding one another and creates accord that addresses financial concerns and provides the family members tools for continuing communication with one another.

Typical mediation cases often involve:

  • Divorce settlements
  • Child custody agreements
  • Child support agreements
  • Spousal support/alimony agreements
  • Contractual disputes
  • Estates, trusts and wills
  • Landlord and tenant conflicts
  • Employment disputes
  • Business partner disagreements
  • Probate and resolution after the death of a family member or friend
  • Personal injury settlements

Mediation Is Often A Simpler Solution To Conflict Than Litigation

Mediation usually lasts for a shorter time amount than a trial and can typically take anywhere from half a day to several weeks. Due to the fact that it generally takes less time than a court trial, mediation also tends to be less costly. Another benefit to mediation is the fact that it is always confidential, and nothing said in mediation can be used in court if the process fails. Mediation is extremely useful in dealing with cases of a sensitive and personal nature, in which it is essential that trust and cooperation exist throughout the process. An effective mediator can hear the parties and help them communicate with each other in a constructive manner.