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  1. Most mediation sessions last a few hours to a day or two at most.  By contrast, courtroom litigation - which includes discovery, pre-hearing conferences, and the actual litigation - can extend for weeks, months or even years.
  2. Assuming you have retained counsel (and sometimes parties in a mediation choose to proceed without lawyers), your lawyer’s preparation time will be much less extensive and less expensive.
  3. Mediation does not have to be binding, meaning that you still have the litigation option if your mediation doe not work out.
  4. There are no court filing fees, deposition transcript costs, or other court expenses associated with mediation.
  5. Discovery in mediation is usually limited or not used at all, thereby keeping legal costs down.
  6. You and your opposing party can choose your mediator and you will know up front what his/her hourly fees will be.
  7. Mediation can be done over Skype, meaning that some or all parties can participate from the comfort of their homes or offices.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind of mindset must you have for mediation?

    Generally, you must enter into your mediation with the mindset that settlement is a desirable option. Your lawyer serves as

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  • What type of cases work best in mediation?

    Mediators at Innovative Mediation Solutions have seen and worked on just about every case you can imagine. We handle workers

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  • How do you choose a mediator?

    The mediators at IMS bring a wide range of skills and experiences to our company and you should review the

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  • How does a mediation work?

    There are several models that you can choose for your mediation. In a traditional mediation, both parties and their attorneys

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  • What happens if a mediation fails?

    Since mediation is a voluntary process, neither side loses anything but their time if the mediation breaks down. Your mediation

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  • Where do mediations typically break down?

    Our experience has been that mediations can break down when one or both parties approach the mediation session with the

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