Monthly Archives: June 2015

Should I Hire a Mediator As Soon As I Have a Dispute?

If you have made every effort to resolve your legal dispute with another party on your own, you might be considering your next steps.  Unfortunately, many disputes cannot be resolved successfully on your own, and that is why so many are elevated to the status of litigation or mediation. If you and the other party are not able to work things out without a third person present, you may wish to try mediation instead.  When you decide it’s the right time to mediate, you need to ensure that the other party is open to working together.  If the other party is entrenched in his or her beliefs, mediation may not be as effective. That being said, you may wish to... Read More

Is It Too Late to Attempt Civil Mediation?

If you are involved in any legal dispute in Fort Smith, Arkansas, it is likely that you are feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by the litigation process.  What many people do not realize when the initiate litigation is that it can be very costly, aggravating, and filled with all kinds of delays.  Even when you have an experienced attorney on your side, the process of going to litigation can lead you to think about other opportunities for resolving the dispute.  One such opportunity is by using civil mediation. Mediation has grown in popularity because it allows individuals to work together to arrive at a solution of their own.  This can be done with much less grief and expense for both parties. ... Read More