In a perfect world, when there is a dispute about money that is owed from one party to another, those parties could find a middle ground to discuss those issues and negotiate a settlement. While this is not always possible and litigation is often necessary, our Attorneys are skilled and knowledgeable at negotiating and resolving monetary disputes before they reach a courtroom. Mediation is a frequently used tool to resolve disputes before or after litigation has been commenced. Both parties appear together (or separately) before a neutral third-party (the mediator) to discuss ways to resolve the dispute. This often involves breakout sessions with the mediator to review what you believe the facts will show if litigation moves forward. A mediator is also a great way to learn the strengths and weaknesses of your case from a neutral party. This can often lead parties to re-evaluate the cost-benefit analysis of moving forward to trial, and many mediations end with an agreement.