Mediation is becoming increasingly popular as a vital part of the litigation process.
In Florida, almost all lawsuits are required to be mediated before they can go to trial in a court of law. According to the Florida senate, this is required because mediation offers a more cost-effective and efficient option to litigation and has proven effective in reducing court dockets and trials.
“A mediator is a third party neutral that has specialized training to help parties come to a resolution. The mediator does not make any final decisions, rather the mediator facilitates the parties to reach a resolution which allows the parties to resolve the dispute, therefore, a decision made by a judge or jury is not required.” says Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator, Maura Curran.
The parties finalize the dispute and can even create a resolution not permitted by a judge or jury – it allows for creative, outside the box thinking and resolutions.
If you or your business is involved in a litigated matter and have been ordered to mediate or desire to mediate a dispute to avoid a decision to be made by a judge or jury, The Curran Law Firm can help you find a resolution.