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What is mediation? 

Mediation is a conservation about making decisions.  That is a very powerful concept, the idea that you – the one who has lived the experience that brings you to mediation – own all the decision-making power.  While mediations can differ, a mediation does follow a typical path of:

  1. Introduction and Signing of Mediation Agreement
  2. Getting Background Information for you
  3. Determining Interests and Goals
  4. Setting an Agenda
  5. Brainstorming Solutions
  6. Coming to Agreement
  7. Writing and Signing the Agreement

The unique thing about mediation is that you get to make the decisions rather than leaving the decisions to the Court.

Three Costs of Mediation

Posted by Andrew Gilliland | Oct 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

There are three categories of costs that affect any dispute that ends up in Court.   (1) Out of pocket costs.  These include attorneys' fees, depositions, expert witnesses, trial exhibits.  You pay these costs whether you win or lose. (2) Time:  What is the value of your time? Are you making mo...

Three Key Questions Prior to Mediation

Posted by Andrew Gilliland | Sep 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Prior to mediation it is helpful if you have an idea of three important concepts: (1) What is your best outcome if this went to court?  This question focuses on what is the most you would get in court.  Sometimes this is governed by what your pleadings (documents you filed) in the case are askin...

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