Litigation is expensive. Most conflicts can be resolved by a pre-litigation mediation saving the parties $15,000 – $200,000 in attorney fees and litigation costs.
Deborah Barron has worked as a mediator for the Courts for over 10 years. She also has the experience and benefit of litigating hundreds of business, partnership, real estate and neighbor disputes, probate, family disputes and many other areas of law over the past 25 years. Trained in Anthony Robbins Strategic Intervention coaching and conflict resolution gives her the advantage to quickly identify underlying issues in conflict resolution and determine successful outcomes at great cost savings.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is mediation?
Mediation is a process in which parties in conflict work with a neutral mediator to negotiate an agreement.
Is there a role for my attorney?
Your attorney can play an important role by advising you, clarifying legal issues, and helping to draw up agreements. We work closely with parties and their attorneys to reach the shared goal of resolution.
What can I expect mediation to cost?
Mediators work on an hourly fee basis. This fee can be paid by one or both parties in any sharing arrangement they agree upon. In some cases, a fixed fee rate can be agreed upon instead.
If we reach a settlement, is it legally binding?
Yes, either the mediation will close with a signed agreement, or the attorneys for the parties will commit to ending the lawsuit with a formal settlement and release agreement. The agreement you reach is reduced to a contract that is legally binding.
What if we can’t reach an agreement?
You are free to return to the conflict if you choose to do so. The mediation process you have gone through remains confidential. Your mediator cannot be called to testify in court if you choose to litigate after mediation.
Please call or email for further information regarding affordable mediation services. (707)315-9507