The mediation process is becoming more and more popular as a way for parties to control their destiny instead of putting their future in the hands of judge. There are many benefits to mediation instead of litigation. These include: minimal exposure to the court system, no third-party agendas, substantially reduced costs, increased options, control over the process and outcome, mutually satisfactory results, reduced time, confidentiality, and reduced animosity and frustration.
Elder, or senior mediation, is a growing and evolving field which is known as an effective way for families and older relatives to address aging issues. It is the easiest, most cost effective and beneficial way for families to deal with issues concerning aging parents and relatives. Courts in numerous jurisdictions around the country are beginning to order parties to mediation in contested adult guardianship cases.
Divorce Mediation is a type of “alternative dispute resolution” (ADR) which allows couples to obtain a divorce without a drawn-out and expensive court battle. The mediator guides spouses through discussions that attempt to resolve all disputes in order to finalize a divorce, such as: child support, alimony, or property division. At Vervaecke Law & Mediation we have the ability to successfully mediate divorces to save the parties time, money, and the headache of a court proceeding.
Parenting Plan Mediation
In parenting plan mediations, co-parents discuss their thoughts, opinions, and preferences when it comes to raising their child(ren). Mediation allows co-parents to focus on the best interest of their child(ren) without significant judicial intervention. At Vervaecke Law & Mediation, we are trained to develop parenting plans that will manage even the most difficult schedules and situations, and we want to help make your life easier so that you can focus on what matters most.
Business Dispute Mediation
Though businesses used to rely on the Court system to resolve disputes, many businesses are now turning to mediation because it is a far more cost-effective and time-efficient approach to resolving internal and external business disputes. At Vervaecke Law & Mediation, our experienced team has successfully mediated many types of business disputes including but not limited to: employment law disputes; breach of contract; violation of non-compete agreements and residential foreclosures.
Landlord Tenant Mediation
Mediation is becoming a modern solution to landlord tenant issues. Mediation is beneficial for both landlords and tenants because it saves both parties time and money, and gives the parties control over the resolution of their dispute. The most common landlord tenant dispute involves unpaid rent. When a landlord approaches a mediator to resolve a dispute for unpaid rent, they are able to communicate and collaborate with a tenant in a manner that would bring about a mutually beneficial solution without the hightened conflict of litigation.
Neighbor Dispute Mediation
When arguing with your neighbor, the best solution may be to seek mediation. Neighbor mediation is a process where a neutral third party enables you to have a productive conversation about any of the issues or frustrations you have with one another. Neighbor disputes are often no different than disputes you would have with your family, coworkers, or friends. These issues range from property and boundary disputes, to your neighbor being too loud and disruptive throughout the day.