Mediation

The Firm has two qualified mediators who provide mediation services for individuals wishing to settle their disputes without going to trial. Some mediations are voluntary while others may be ordered by the court. During the mediation session, the parties negotiate issues such as custody, parenting time, child support, property division, maintenance and other similar issues.

Mediators are neutral parties who do not make decisions or recommendations on behalf of a party. Mediation takes place in our office and the discussions are confidential. This allows the parties to discuss their dispute in private rather than having their dispute become part of a public record at trial. Most importantly, it allows the parties to retain some form of control over the outcome of their case which will be taken away from them once the dispute is taken to trial.

Mediation is an inexpensive alternative to going to trial. Parties are more likely to follow their agreement when they work something out together rather than having a judge decide the issue.

email Samantha Angell: sa@salinalawfirm.com

email Catherine Craft: cc@salinalawfirm.com