The Mediation Process is a structured negotiation guided by a neutral, unbiased third party. Any kind of dispute that might otherwise go to Court can be mediated if the parties agree. Mediation sessions usually start with the parties identifying their issues and concerns, and then splitting up with the Mediator acting as a go-between until a final agreement is reached. The parties can participate with or without their separate counsel. Unlike going before a Judge, the parties can express their concerns, be heard, and determine their own outcome without being subject to courtroom rules, limitations and formalities.
Avoid the uncertainty, stress and expense of litigation
The Mediator does not decide issues or impose solutions. As an impartial facilitator, the Mediator is charged with maintaining a confidential, civil and fair environment, keeping the parties on track toward resolving their dispute, and preparing the final agreement. As an experienced attorney and mediator, Ms. Rubin is a knowledgeable resource and sounding board, but as a Mediator cannot advocate or give legal advice to either party, and cannot represent either party in any future action – even if uncontested.
"The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress."
The Result of successful mediation will be an enforceable Contract or Agreed Court Order which will affect the parties’ legal rights. Accordingly, the parties are advised to retain independent counsel to review their agreement before making it final.