The litigation process can take up an extraordinary amount of time, energy, and resources. Furthermore, litigation may also have the effect of ruining important business or personal relationships when two parties end up as adversaries in court. Therefore, is it a wise decision for both parties to attempt to resolve their conflict through alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation or arbitration. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that many courts recommend to save parties in a dispute time and money. Typically, the conflicting parties will meet before a neutral third party, and that third party, called a mediator, will listen to both sides and assist them in negotiating a fair and reasonable settlement. Mediations are private and confidential so that if parties do not reach a settlement, the discussions during a mediation cannot be used against you in court.
Mediation or arbitration are excellent options that enable the parties to a lawsuit to come to a reasonable agreement out of court. Additionally, mediation is a useful tool for settling disputes between parties that may have a close business or personal relationship to one another and want to continue that relationship long after the litigation process is over.
Cost Savings of Mediation
Court cost and attorneys fees can get expensive quickly. Mediation can be a cost saving method to save both parties money and can provide a forum similar to a court room without the expensive price tag associated with court cost, filing fees, attorneys fees, witness fees, etc.
Less risk for Mediation
When a party takes their case to court it is either ruled on by a judge or jury in a all or nothing type scenario where trip falls and loop holes could possibly exist. When you attend a mediation you take the risk out of the equation. Judges and juries rule on guilt and innocence, where as during mediation it is a mixture of fairness, equity, and a forum to discuss strengths and weaknesses of the case. It is an opportunity for both parties to be heard in a professional manner with the goal of a fair resolution by both parties.
Scotty Sheriff was first trained as a mediator in an intensive mediation course in 2004 in Lubbock Texas. He then was asked to mediate matters at the dispute resolution center in Lubbock Texas where he took on a wide range of mediation scenarios. Later he moved his practice to Charleston South Carolina and is now able to mediate your case in a comfortable area with plenty of technical advances in place in the meeting room if needed. Scotty Sheriff is dedicated to helping to bring a positive resolution to your case.
Contact us for your next mediation matter
At the Sheriff Law Firm, we can help set up a mediation on matters relating to any civil case, and Charleston South Carolina attorney Scotty Sheriff is committed to ensuring that both parties are actively involved and heard in the mediation process so that a fair solution can be reached. Attorney Scotty Sheriff will bring his litigation and trial experience to the table in order to help you develop an innovative and reasonable resolution to your legal matter. .
To learn more about mediation as an option, please contact the Sheriff Law firm at (843) 991-2222, or us or email us today. Send us a message on our contact page today for a quick response to your mediation questions.