Mediation FAQ

Alternative dispute resolution using mediation allows participants to safely engage in conflict- management with Liaise' affordable, non-judgmental services.

What is Mediation?

  • Mediation is used by opposing sides where a neutral communication expert [Mediator] helps them to arrive at a negotiated resolution to their dispute.
  • Mediation allows parties to fully voice their position to the other side and hear the other side express their view in a safe, non-judgmental environment where no hurtful language is allowed.
  • Communication is the key to understanding and the results are often nothing short of miraculous!
  • Mediation works! Instead of the highly expensive and wasteful process of submitting a dispute to an overworked judge, the parties are involved in the entire process and emerge as the creators of their own settlement.
  • Better than a day-in-court, mediation participants learn the tools of planning, active communication and how to balance interests.
  • People get a resolution that is, under the circumstances, the best plan possible for everyone.
  • Mediation short circuits the ordinary litigation process by focusing on achieving the best result at the earliest moment allowing the parties to typically save thousands of dollars!

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How Does Mediation Work?

  • During a Mediation both sides fully and freely get to express their position, without interruption or judgment – in a safe neutral setting. No hurtful language, behavior or name calling is permitted!
  • Liaise Mediators practice “active listening” and will understand both sides of a dispute.
  • Liaise Mediators will skillfully draw out each party and discover how common ground can be found.
  • You will be AMAZED at the progress you can make with a professional Mediator!
  • In a Divorce situation, once the agreed upon solution has been created, Liaise will “walk” the matter through the court and obtain a final Judgment.
  • In other matters binding settlement agreements will be signed finalizing the dispute.
  • If a court appearance is required, a Liaise attorney can appear on a “limited scope representation” basis to address the Judge and help secure a Judgment.

What Are the Benefits to Mediation?

  • Litigation is expensive, time consuming and frequently unsatisfying.
  • Court dockets are crowded and judgments are often difficult to collect.
  • Lawsuits are expensive to both sides.
  • Many Courts will Order litigants to mediation after the parties have spent thousands of dollars preparing for trial.
  • Better than a day-in-court, mediation participants learn the tools of planning, active communication and how to balance interests.
  • Mediation focuses on achieving the best results in the shortest time.
  • Mediation achieves the best plan possible under the circumstance for everyone!
  • The savings in time, money and heartache are enormous!
  • The success rate of Liaise mediators is in excess of 95 percent.
  • It is the Cheaper Faster Better alternative to litigation!

What Does it Cost?

  • Free Initial Consultation.
  • Package Rates Available for Divorce.
  • Competitive rate for mediation hearing time.
  • Cheaper – Faster – Better!
  • Sensible Results Every Time!

Mediation Contract Clause

Cut and paste this provision into your contracts to guarantee a cheaper, faster, better solution to your disputes!

If any controversy or claim arises relating to this Agreement, the parties will attempt in good faith to negotiate a solution to their differences. If negotiation does not result in a resolution within thirty (30) days of the date when one party first notifies the other of the controversy or claim, either party may resort to mediation under the auspices of Liaise Divorce Solutions®, LLC. Mediation shall commence no later than thirty (30) days following a party’s notice to the other party requesting mediation. Each party shall bear its own costs in the mediation. The fees and expenses of the mediation shall be shared equally by the parties. Following mediation, the parties shall be entitled to seek any available legal or equitable remedy.

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