Mediation is an alternative method of dispute resolution that allows parties to a conflict to negotiate resolutions with the assistance of a neutral third party.  As a neutral third party, the mediator does not represent or advise either side.  Instead, the mediator facilitates communication between the parties to a conflict and offers assistance in forming resolutions.  Mediations can take place in 2 hour, half-day, full day, and even multi-day time intervals, depending on the issues and individualized needs involved in each dispute.

The mediators at Coates, Coates & Coates, P.A., offer mediation services in various areas on the law, including Family Law, Divorce, Custody Disputes, Probate Disputes, Real Property Disputes, Landlord-Tenant Issues, Business Disputes, and General Civil Litigation.

Choosing to engage in mediation can provide many benefits, including:

  • Control over the outcome of your case: Mediation allows you to have control over the outcome of your legal issues, rather than leaving the decision to a judge or arbitrator.
  • Outcomes that meet your unique needs: Mediation is an optimal method for parties to craft specialized agreements related to their legal matters.  This can be very important in the realm of family law where parents need to agree on specialized custody and parenting plans.
  • Confidentiality: Mediation is private and confidential.  This allows forthright discussion of many topics which parties may not otherwise feel comfortable talking about as part of a publicized court proceeding.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Mediation can save thousands in court fees and costs and attorney’s fees.

If you are considering resolving your dispute through mediation, contact Coates, Coates & Coates, P.A., at (410) 723-6000 for more information or to begin the process.