NEGOTIATION & MEDIATION
It is always wise, and usually cost-effective, to attempt mediation or negotiation at various points when trying to resolve legal disagreements. Mediation can occur with both parties in the same room or separate rooms; their lawyers only present; or one mediator, and no lawyers.
Lawyers and contested court applications are expensive. Good faith negotiations save legal fees. Each person should be willing to consider various compromises before arriving at a final agreement.
When the other party enters into negotiation with bad faith intentions, mediation is unlikely to succeed, and both parties are likely to end up with lengthy and expensive legal bills.
As experienced mediators, we can help you determine if and when your case is ready for mediation.