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What Is Mediation? Hupy and Abraham

There are many different ways in which a legal dispute may come to a conclusion. Whether it be through a full-jury trial or an out-of-court settlement, the ways in which these legal actions come to a conclusion are just about as varied as the details of the cases themselves. One particular way that a dispute may be resolved is by way of mediation.

What exactly is mediation? This is a legal procedure that involves both parties of the dispute coming together and having their case mediated by an impartial third party. These third-party individuals are usually people who studied law and have gone through necessary training to be recognized as a qualified mediator. This qualification usually entails between 20 and 40 hours of specialized training.

Disputes can be mediated if cases are either pending in court or have been fully entered into the court system. The main goal of mediation is to reach a satisfactory conclusion of the dispute for both parties, while avoiding the costly nature of a full-jury trial.

Mediation is most common in cases involving the following situations:

  • Personal injury
  • Divorce and other marital disputes
  • Disputes in commercial transactions
  • Employment disputes
  • Domestic relations
  • Labor or community relations

The process of mediation has many different benefits. Among them is the way that it allows for more of a mutual conclusion to the dispute that leaves both parties satisfied with the outcome – a “win-win” scenario. Additionally, taking a case to trial is costly for all parties involved and having a dispute mediated avoids the high costs involved in preparing and executing a successful jury trial.

One of the most important things any person needs in the mediation process is a skilled attorney. The law offices of Hupy and Abraham have attorneys ready to help you find a satisfactory conclusion to your case. Whether it be through mediation or taking your case all the way to trial, our attorneys have the skills needed to make sure you walk away from your case better than before. Our offices can be reached at 800-800-5678 or via online chat at hupy.com.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham

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