Grand Rapids Mediation

Many relationship disputes are so personal and emotion-driven that they require guidance from a rational, impartial third party to come to a successful resolution, through a process called mediation


A mediator facilitates discussion in an informal meeting, maintains a clear head and persists in finding a settlement with patience. An experienced mediator possesses strong negotiation, listening, and interpersonal skills, and ultimately looks to preserve the relationship between two parties with a mutually-beneficial decision.


When a dispute has been filed in court or possibly will be in the future, it can be wise to seek out a mediator who also is knowledgeable about legal matters. This way any agreements made through mediation can be worded and recorded properly, as well as providing a neutral evaluation of the case if both parties are open to it.


Mediation has many advantages to traditional ligation, which can often take months or even years to conclude, including a more timely resolution, the confidentiality of resolving a case privately, potentially lessened legal fees, and parties working together to reach a favorable resolution.


Our mediators assist individuals in coming to voluntary agreements, considering all options, clarifying the issues at hand, and reaching a workable settlement that meets everyone’s needs, all without going to court.


For more information about Grand Rapids mediation from the experienced attorneys at Elliott Law, please contact us here or call us directly at 616.840.6143.