Mediation is a method of ADR that involves the use of a neutral individual to assist the parties to a dispute in reaching a settlement outside of a court setting.  The neutral individual, referred to as the “mediator,” is chosen by mutual agreement of the parties.  The mediator then meets with the parties to discuss the issues and seeks to help the parties reach an agreement of resolution.  A mediator does not issue a decision or an opinion; rather, their role is to assist the parties in reaching a compromise of the pending claim(s).  The parties are not obligated to resolve their dispute at mediation, but, if they do, the parties typically sign a written settlement agreement.  A settlement agreement that is signed by parties at mediation is a binding and enforceable contract.  The team at Inosencio & Fisk, PLLC, has experience representing clients throughout the mediation process and prides itself on providing its clients with the information necessary to make thoughtful, well-informed decisions regarding possible settlement.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding an issue involving mediation, please do not hesitate to contact Inosencio & Fisk, PLLC, at (517) 796-1444.

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