Mediation, (a form of alternative dispute resolution) can be described as an informal conference between two parties that are involved in a dispute of some kind. The mediation session is facilitated by a mediator, who is a neutral third party, who is designated to attend and act as a negotiator of sorts for the parties; however, makes no decisions for those parties.
Courts routinely require parties to participate in a mediation session for family law case disputes. Other times, individuals seek mediation services voluntarily themselves. Mediation services are offered at our Hillsboro office, where we offer a spacious and comfortable conference room. We provide clients with a certified and court-sanctioned mediator on staff. We assist adverse parties by looking at all possible options to resolve the dispute without the need for further litigation. Mediations are typically 2 hours in length and are much more cost effective than formal litigation in a court setting.