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Mediation Services in California

San Francisco certified mediation services

California Attorney Mediates Business, Probate, and Real Estate Disputes

Legal disputes of any kind can be incredibly complicated, and if you are in the midst of a disagreement, a mutually beneficial resolution may seem impossible. You may assume that your only option is to meet the other party in court and use litigation to aggressively fight for your own interests. However, mediation is often a viable alternative dispute resolution method, and if you are willing to consider it, you may find that it offers many benefits.

At the Law Office of David Schechet, we know that litigation is not always the answer. In addition to being a licensed attorney with 35 years of experience, David Schechet is also a qualifed mediator. With his extensive knowledge of business, real estate, and probate law, he has a thorough understanding of the issues at hand in many different types of disputes. He can help you resolve a dispute to your satisfaction while avoiding the courtroom.

What Are the Benefits of Mediation?

During the mediation process, the parties to a dispute will meet with a neutral mediator in an effort to reach a mutually agreeable resolution. A mediator cannot offer legal advice or represent either party's interests, but can direct discussions to ensure that each party has the opportunity to express their perspective. The mediator can then help the parties identify solutions that may meet both of their needs, and work out a written agreement that becomes legally binding when approved by the court.

A mediated resolution may come with many potential benefits when compared to other dispute resolution methods, including:

  • Cost - Mediation services are not cost-free, but using mediation can help you avoid many court costs and expensive attorney fees that may accrue over the course of protracted litigation.
  • Efficiency - Through mediation, a resolution may be possible within only a few productive sessions. You may also save time by avoiding the wait for scheduled court dates.
  • Control - In a mediated resolution, you and the other party, not a judge or jury, are ultimately responsible for all final decisions. Mediation also makes possible a wider range of solutions, rather than just the specific remedies available in civil court.
  • Privacy - Civil trials are a matter of public record, and they can become highly publicized. Mediation, on the other hand, happens in private, with all discussions remaining between the two parties and the mediator.
  • Relationship maintenance - When you work out a dispute through mediation rather than adversarial litigation, you may be able to maintain a more positive long-term relationship with the other party.
  • Convenience - We offer mediation services virtually, which means you can resolve a dispute without leaving your home, and at a time that works best for you and the other party.

Types of Mediation

We provide mediation services for many different types of disputes, including:

Contact a Mediator in California

If you are involved in a legal dispute and you believe that mediation may be an option, contact us today at 800-282-4731 for a free initial consultation. We can give you more information about the mediation process and the services we provide. We can mediate disputes between parties throughout the state of California, with both parties remaining in the comfort of their homes.

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