Lisa K. Hermann | James W. Govin

Attorneys at Law

Phone

305-356-8403

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Mediation

Lisa K. Hermann is certified by the Florida Supreme Court to serve as a mediator — a neutral third party who serves to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties.  This informal and non-adversarial process helps the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement.

In Mediation, decision making authority rests with the parties.   The role of the mediator includes, but is not limited to, assisting the parties in identifying issues, fostering joint problem solving, and exploring settlement alternatives.

The benefits of mediation include:

  • COST—The mediation process generally takes much less time than the litigation process.  Mediation usually achieves a resolution in a matter of hours. Taking less time means expending less money on hourly fees and costs.
  • – CONFIDENTIALITY—Mediation remains strictly confidential.  Only the parties to the dispute and the mediator(s) know what happened, with limited exceptions.
  • – CONTROL—Mediation increases the control the parties have over the resolution of their dispute.
  • – COMPLIANCE—Because the result is attained by the parties working together and is mutually agreeable, compliance with the mediated agreement is usually high.   In addition, the mediated agreement is fully enforceable in a court of law.
  • – MUTUALITY—Parties to a mediation are typically ready to work mutually toward a resolution.
  • – SUPPORT—Mediators are trained in working with difficult situations.  The mediator can help the parties think “outside of the box” for possible solutions to their dispute, thereby broadening the range of possible solutions.

 

If you are looking for a certified mediator to help resolve a real estate or business conflict , please contact our office today.  We would be happy to explain the mediation process and how we can help you resolve your problem both fairly and economically.  Our office is located between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale,  and we are willing to travel to meet with clients or to meet in another lawyer’s office, if more convenient.