Mediation

Utilize Mediation Services for Succinct, Low-Risk Solutions

Claims are costly both in terms of finances and time; they require a high-risk investment that may leave one or both of the parties involved dissatisfied with the traditional legal process. Mediation provides a cost-effective, timely, and low-risk alternative for producing solutions that all parties agree to and benefit from.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process that allows for two parties to come to a consensual agreement without involving a court of law. An unbiased, knowledgeable, third-party mediator will help facilitate the discussion between parties to arrive at a solution that the parties find mutually acceptable. Upon reaching an agreement of all the parties involved, the resolution is legally binding and ensures that both parties are equally represented.

Parties seeking mediation will work with a third party mediator until either both parties have reached an agreement or they decide that they no longer wish to pursue a mediated agreement.

Why Choose Mediation?

Mediation can provide several benefits as compared to standard litigation.

  • Cost - While standard litigation may cost many thousands of dollars, mediation usually incurs fewer fees and offers a lower total cost.
  • Time - Instead of taking months to reach a final judgment, a resolution can be reached in as little as a single mediation session.
  • Privacy - All discussion and revealed information that comes forth during the mediation is confidential and cannot be used in court if mediation is unsuccessful.
  • Level Playing Field- The mediator is unbiased and is only there to help facilitate an agreement between both parties as the mediator does not have any decision-making power.
  • Parties Decide - The parties decide the outcome of the mediation. Essentially, it is the parties' responsibility to resolve the issue and come to an agreeable solution.
  • Resolution not Required - If at any time either party decides that they no longer wish to participate in the mediation, they are able to leave and pursue other options.

Who Can Benefit From Mediation?

There are many scenarios in which parties may benefit from using mediation rather than a traditional, legal process. Almost any civil dispute can be mediated including, but not limited to:

  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes

-  Incomplete Repairs
- Unpaid Rent
- Damages

  • Employer-Employee Disputes

- Wages, Salary, Commission, Benefits
- Un-reimbursed expenses

  • Consumer-Business Disputes

- Fraud and Misrepresentation
- Faulty Goods or Services

  • Other Common Controversies

- Property Disputes
- Guardianship
- Collections

Laurie R. Wells have completed both basic and advanced mediation training. has years of experience representing individuals in matters that often lend themselves to mediation services such as landlord-tenant disputes, collections, property disputes, complex probate controversies, and guardianships. He has spent his professional career as an attorney working with people in complicated situations and helping them through tough times. This, coupled with his extensive training, allows him to work diligently with parties in a mediation setting. presides over the majority of mediations that the Hayes Law Offices, Inc. conducts.

Laurie R. Wells has a wealth of experience in working with the Hayes Law Offices, Inc.'s Title Agency, as well as in the fields of Real Estate, Juvenile, and Probate Law. This, accompanied by her mediation training , gives Laurie Wells the ability to work in a multitude of mediation contexts for the betterment of all parties involved.

Contact Hayes Law Offices

If you are looking for a cost-effective, timely, and low-risk alternative to standard, courtroom litigation or simply wish to discuss your options, contact our Pataskala law firm by calling 740-927-2927 or toll free at 1-800-536-8678 to schedule a consultation in order to discuss mediation or other alternatives for conflict resolution.