Mediation is one of the most powerful tools available for settling a legal dispute. It brings parties together to focus on the issue at hand and explore all potential resolutions, all the while understanding how keeping the matter out of court is beneficial to everyone involved.
Mediation is based in communication. A neutral, third-party works with those involved in the dispute to explore their thoughts and feelings on the issue, as well as possible solutions. Compromise and negotiation are important, and required to end the dispute. Unlike the courtroom where all parties can walk away unhappy with the outcome, successful mediation requires everyone be satisfied with the resolution or the process is incomplete. Mediation is flexible and nobody is bound to the outcome unless he or she chooses so.
Walter works with parties to help them reach a compromise. In mediation, there is no third-party ordering them to abide by any resolution as there would be in the courtroom - successful mediation requires everyone be satisfied with the resolution. However, when mediation is not successful for your family, you still have options.
Mediation is not right in every case, and sometimes going to court is necessary. No matter the path that is right for resolving your business dispute in California, Walter Cook can help. He has experience helping business owners maintain control and negotiate your way to the best possible outcome. He has worked with numerous businesses throughout the state, saving them time, money, and headaches. For more information or to learn about the process of mediation, contact him at 415.902.8440 or by email at email@example.com