Mediation is a process whereby parties to a dispute come together to voluntarily resolve their conflict outside of the courtroom before a neutral third party (a mediator) whose role is to act as a referee or facilitate an agreement between the parties. Unlike in a court setting where the judge decides the fate of the parties, the parties to a mediation exercise control over the outcome of the mediation process. When the parties reach an agreement, the mediator draws up a mediated settlement agreement which is binding on all the parties and irrevocable.
The mediation process is confidential. Nothing that is said in mediation can be used by the parties outside of the mediation arena. The mediator cannot be made to testify as to what went on during the mediation. The mediator is however mandated to report instances of child abuse or neglect.
The mediation process is voluntary. The mediator cannot force the parties to enter into an agreement. In order for the mediation process to work, the parties have to come into the mediation and attempt to engage in the mediation process in good faith and be open to the possibilities that the mediation process can offer. In a situation where the parties are unable to come to an agreement, the case proceeds to a trial before a judge.
Attorney Omon Imobioh is a trained mediator. She received her basic mediation training certificate at the University of Houston Law Center’s A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center and her family mediation training certificate at the Resolution Resource Group. Ms. Imobioh offers mediation services and helps people resolve their conflicts and to reach an agreement that they can live with.
The cost for a half-day (four hour) mediation is $250 per side, then $100 per side for each hour after that.
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