Do you live in California and are having issues related to your business relationships? Are you interested in resolving these issues without severing partnerships and potential future business? If so, finding a mediator in California may be the thing you need.
A mediator is a neutral party that will help two people (or companies) come to an agreement that is mutually beneficial. The main difference between an mediator and an arbitrator is that an arbitrator’s decision is typically legally binding, however a mediator’s is not.
Here are a few benefits of choosing a mediator:
- Confidential: There are not any public records of the mediation process.
- Engagement: Both parties are included and are able to have a part in the mediation process.
- Saved money: Legal costs are much more reduced than if you were to go through the court process. Additionally, the fee for mediation can be split between both parties.
- Creativity: Mediation isn’t cut and dry. There are many different things that you can do to reach a decision and certain accommodations can be made to keep both parties happy.
The great news with mediation is that a very high number of those who take part in a mediation result in having a mutually beneficial settlement. Oakland mediators and arbitrators such as those from Claude D. Ames Law Offices work hard to ensure that a negotiation is reached.