Mediation provides parties with a neutral third-party to assist in working through disagreements. The process of mediation allows the parties to discuss their concerns and disagreements without revealing their grievances as part of the public record. In cases present in the court system or ordered to mediation by a judge, the mediator simply reports settled or not settled back to the court. Mediation can be instrumental in avoiding litigation, avoiding prolonged participation in the court system, and avoiding costly legal expenses. Mediation also allows the parties to remain the decision-makers in their case. For more information on mediation and its benefits see the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution website. The following provides information on the types of mediation services offered. Give us a call to discuss your case to see if we can be of assistance.