We understand that family disputes can be emotionally draining, and that’s why we offer mediation as an alternative to court proceedings.
Mediation is a confidential process where a neutral third party, called a mediator, helps the parties in a dispute to reach a mutually acceptable agreement. The mediator does not take sides or make decisions for the parties; instead, the mediator facilitates communication and negotiation between them. Mediation is voluntary and can be used in a variety of family law disputes, such as divorce, child custody, and parenting time rights.
The benefits of mediation are many. First, it is a cost-effective solution compared to court proceedings. Mediation is usually much faster than going through the courts, and it allows the parties to avoid the legal fees and other costs associated with litigation. Second, mediation is less adversarial than court proceedings, which can reduce stress and anxiety for the parties involved. Finally, mediation allows the parties to have more control over the outcome of their dispute, as they work together to come up with a mutually acceptable solution.
Our mediation services are conducted by experienced attorneeys who have specialized knowledge in family law. Our mediators are skilled at facilitating communication and negotiation between the parties, and they work to create an environment where each party can express their concerns and needs.
At our law firm, we believe that mediation is an excellent option for resolving family disputes. It can help parties maintain a civil relationship with each other, especially when there are children involved. Mediation can also be a less traumatic process for children, who may be impacted by court proceedings.
If you are interested in mediation as a way to resolve your family law dispute, we encourage you to contact us. Our team is here to help you navigate the process and work towards a mutually acceptable resolution. We are committed to providing you with the best possible service and support throughout the mediation process.
Frequently Asked Questions
I was just in a car accident and am currently undergoing medical treatment for my injuries. The other insurance company keeps calling me. Do I need an attorney?
A lot of times when someone is in a car accident the at fault driver’s insurance carrier will reach out to get your statement. You are under no duty to provide the other driver’s insurance company with a statement. In fact, it may not be in your long-term interest to do so. Many times the at fault driver’s insurance company will attempt to get an injured party to settle their claim before they have completed treatment or for an amount wholly insufficient to compensate a client. It is always a good idea to consult with a personal injury attorney before giving any statement to the at fault insurance company. This is even more important if they are making offers to settle your case and you are still suffering from your injuries.
Generally, Oregon has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. What that means is that a party only has two years with which to file a lawsuit against the defendant to recover damages. Failure to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations will bar a party from recovery in court. If you have questions and concerns about your injury, you should contact our office without delay to set up a free consultation.
In personal injury cases our attorney fees are outlined in a contingency fee agreement. Typically, our attorney fees are one third of the total amount of money we recover on your behalf up until the time of arbitration or trial. If the case proceeds to arbitration or trial, then our attorney fees are 40 percent of the total recovery, less any costs advanced. We are not paid unless you are paid. In most cases we require our clients to deposit funds with our office to cover costs of the case, such as filing fees. This can be done as one up front retainer or as a monthly payment that builds over time.
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