I love hearing people’s stories and helping them work through conflict peacefully, whether it’s a divorce or a civil dispute.
Life isn’t always easy or fair. It’s very natural for people to want to go to court so they can “win” or have someone declare that they’re “right.” But litigation comes with risk and a price. For one, the judge or jury may decide that you’re the loser and the other person is the winner; and two, going to court costs a lot of money.
It’s also very natural for people facing conflict to want to move on with their lives and be happy. Mediation is a process where a mediator (an impartial third party) helps two or more people in conflict communicate, negotiate and voluntarily decide how to settle their dispute. Mediation doesn’t make anyone right or wrong; mediation reaches consensus. It’s more efficient and less costly.