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An Introduction to Mediation


Even the smallest disputes and the costs of seeking qualified legal help often cause those involved to seek the path of least resistance, which isn’t necessarily the most beneficial. There are alternatives available to individuals and groups to help avoid the courtroom when seeking dispute resolution. Mediation is one of those alternatives. Mediation is an alternative form of dispute resolution to help parties reach an amicable agreement. Mediation also could help avoid the lengthy process and high cost of settling a dispute via traditional means, as well as provide an opportunity for a better outcome for all parties involved. If you have a legal dispute in Boca Raton, Jupiter, Wellington, West Palm Beach or anywhere throughout Palm Beach County, ARC Mediation's neutrals can help.
 

What Does a Mediator Do?

A mediator is a neutral third party who is adept at helping disputants understand the particular issues in a case and assist in finding an agreeable solution. Additionally, mediators might also help by offering solutions that the disputants had not previously considered. Mediators are professionals who have undergone a specific degree of training, as required by laws of the state. Florida has a number of rules regarding mediation specialists, including mediation neutrals. (1) At ARC Mediation, we have a team of more than 50 certified mediators specially suited to meet your individual needs.
 

Cases Appropriate for Mediation

Mediation is an excellent option for a wide variety of disputes. Some of the more common disputes that are resolved by mediation include:

  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bodily Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial
  • Condominium
  • Construction
  • Contract
  • Corporate
  • Divorce
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Law Matters
  • Federal
  • Foreclosure
  • Guardianship
  • Healthcare
  • Guardianship
  • Homeowners Association
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord / Tennant
  • Land-Use
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Trust & Estates
  • Workers Compensation

Mediation often is preferable to traditional means of dispute resolution for many cases, like those listed above. Mediators understand that parties involved in nearly every dispute are interested in resolving the dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible. Mediators with experience in mediation have the skills to ensure that all sides are heard and each party’s unique circumstances are understood. In addition, mediation specialists work hard to resolve the dispute to the agreement of all parties – something that traditional dispute resolution is not always able to accomplish.
 

At ARC Mediation, all of our mediators are attorneys and certified by the Florida Supreme Court. If you choose ARC Mediation, know that you are getting qualified mediators. Our roster of more than 50 mediators allows you to choose the right one for your specific type of case.
 

Mediation is one of the most effective means of resolving legal disputes and should always be considered before resorting to litigation.
 

ARC Mediation provides mediation services in Palm Beach County, including Boca Raton, Jupiter, West Palm Beach and other locations throughout Florida.
 

1. Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators:
http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/adr/bin/HowToBecomeAMediatorCurrent.pdf