Which kinds of conflicts are appropriate for mediation?

Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process where a neutral person facilitates discussions between parties as they search for mutually acceptable solutions to their conflict. People often think of divorce when they think of mediation, but there are many useful applications such as workplace conflicts, family/elder disputes, conflicts between business partners, landlord-tenant, and neighborhood or community conflicts. Conflict resolution through mediation is a prudent first step, and often prevents people from having to “lawyer up” or make official claims against one another.

As mediator, I’m completely impartial and help inject reason into the conversation. I don’t make decisions for the parties, playing neither judge nor jury. Mediation is far less costly, both financially and emotionally, than going to court – and while mediation isn’t therapy, it can be therapeutic.

For Divorce

As a co-parenting specialist, my area of expertise is the Parenting Agreement. I help couples identify and articulate best practices for their children either in a formal mediation process or in an informal consulting role.

For Workplace Conflicts

A common cause of disengagement in the workplace is conflict among colleagues, especially within teams. Naming the dispute and bringing the parties to the table allows for conflict transformation and harmony maintenance.

For Business Disputes

As a North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Superior Court Mediator, I’m able to aid in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for all manner of commercial and civil disputes, whether or not there is litigation pending.



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