Mediation

YES, it is possible to resolve disputes respectfully!


What is Mediation?

Mediation is a way to resolve disputes respectfully without going to court. At Laidlaw & Laidlaw, PC we have skilled Mediators to help resolve all types of cases. We help parties identify specific problems, communicate their concerns, and find common ground to reach a voluntary agreement.


What are the Main Benefits of Mediation?

 

No Court-
Participants resolve their dispute with the help of an impartial, neutral Mediator. The Mediator helps the parties communicate clearly to reach a mutually agreeable solution. In family cases, our Mediators can draft the documents that need to be filed with the court. In most cases, no court hearings are necessary.

Client Control Over the Outcome-
Mediation participants have complete control over their agreements. The final agreements can reflect the true needs of each individual, family, or business. This is very different from the litigation process, where a judge makes decisions based upon his/her experience, opinions, and impressions.

Maintain Privacy-
The mediation process is confidential. All meetings and discussions are conducted in private. Oftentimes the parties can avoid court appearances or trials altogether.


What Cases are Eligible for Mediation?

 

 


What is the Difference between Mediation and Arbitration?

In Mediation, the mediator helps the parties reach an agreement, but does not make decisions for the parties. In Arbitration, the arbitrator takes evidence and information from both parties and then makes a ruling to resolve the case. It is similar to a trial but less formal.
At Laidlaw & Laidlaw, PC. in addition to Mediation services, are attorneys are experienced Arbitrators that can help resolve your dispute.
If you would like to learn more about our arbitration services click here.


Ready to move foward in your conflict and reach an agreement, so you can move on with your life?

At Laidlaw & Laidlaw, PC our professionals will listen to both sides and help you reach an agreement quickly and effectively.


Additional Resources for Mediation:
OMA (Oregon Mediation Association)