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For those in Atlanta and Grayson, Georgia, attorney mediators are available to resolve all kinds of disputes, including divorce, parenting & child custody issues, family conflicts, wills and probate, business or civil dispute, workplace conflict, and property disputes.
Many of the mediation blogs out there and entertainment news reports have been abuzz with the news of the premier of the new television program “Fairly Legal”. The show, on USA Networks, centers on the life of an attorney disenchanted with the traditional litigation approach and instead exercises the power of mediation to bring about resolution for her clients. Whether the show is ultimately a success or not is really not important, but rather the shot in the arm the attention it garners will give to mediation nationwide is the shining point. (more…)
Erin Johnston, President of CFR, had the honor and privilege to be approached by Jean Murray, the editor of the US Business Law & Taxes Guide on About.com to answer some questions about mediation, the mediation process, and CFR Mediation. Mediation is the best, and sometimes the least known process, to bring disputes to an effective and efficient win-win solution.
Most disputes can be mediated including divorce, family, business, civil, and workplace conflicts. Most disputes can be mediated quickly, economically and without the headaches and pitfalls associated with litigation.
Since so many do not know about the mediation to settle disputes, the first question seems to be the most important one:
What is mediation? Mediation, a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is a method of resolving conflicts in which individuals or groups in conflict meet with a neutral person (mediator) who assists them reach an agreement that resolves the issues in conflict.The mediation is a confidential voluntary process, where all agreements are reached by those most impacted by the conflict and the outcome. Mediated solutions are typically seen as “win-win” solutions to conflicts or disputes. Furthermore, as the disputants reach all agreements voluntarily, mediated agreements are generally considered binding.
Checkout the entire article here: Mediation – A Business Dispute Process You Should Know About.
CFR Mediation (CFR) offers a full range of mediation services including civil, workplace, and divorce mediation services in South Florida including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Kendall, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach.
For those in South Florida, attorney mediators are available to resolve all kinds of disputes, including divorce, parenting & child custody issues, family conflicts, wills and probate, business or civil dispute, workplace conflict, and property disputes.
Our South Florida Mediators
Therapist and attorney mediators who are highly experienced in the field of conflict resolution conduct our mediation services. Our South Florida mediators include:
- An attorney mediator who has successfully mediated hundreds of cases. Prior to relocating to Florida, he practiced law in Connecticut and New York where he also served as a senior executive of a Fortune 500 company and as President of various real estate and insurance trade associations. A state certified mediator, his mediation case interests include divorce, family issues, foreclosure, insurance, condo and HOA, as well as real estate disputes.
- A PhD therapist mediator with over 20 years experience. In addition to her work as a mediator she is an executive coach for senior military officers and Fortune 500 company executives, as well as an adjunct professor in leadership studies, licensed mental health counselor in private practice and a parenting coordinator for the court system in her county.
- An experienced dispute resolution professional with Master’s degrees in human resources management and political science. Certified by the Florida Supreme Court in County Civil mediation and is a court-appointed mediator practicing within the Florida 6th Judicial Circuit, her expertise is workplace conflict, elder care, and health care.
To access any of these mediators or our other mediators, please contact us.
If you would like to learn more about our mediation services in South Florida, including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Boynton Beach or our other Florida locations, please contact us for a no obligation confidential consultation.
Our Tampa St. Petersburg Mediators
Therapist and attorney mediators who are highly experienced in the field of conflict resolution conduct our mediation services. These mediators include:
- A PhD (in psychology) who is a certified and registered mediator and arbitrator in Florida. He has mediated internationally, and has successfully mediated hundreds of cases in a variety of arenas, including civil, family, and health care. A published expert, he is NASD registered, Business Insurance Underwriter certified, and an adjunct university faculty.
- A Master’s degreed dispute resolution professional with over 15 years experience. In addition to conflict resolution, she works as a corporate trainer in employee relations and workplace compliance issues.
- An attorney mediator with over 20 years experience, he combines his legal knowledge with his desire to promote efficient and effective resolutions through mediation versus litigation. He is a member of the Florida State Bar and Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a mediator.
- An attorney mediator with over 30 years experience. In addition to his legal and dispute resolution career, he has been a municipal attorney and city manager, published legal author, and adjunct college lecturer.
To access any of these mediators or our other mediators, please contact us.
For those in the Tampa and St. Petersburg area of Florida, experienced mediators are available to resolve all kinds of disputes, including divorce, parenting & child custody issues, family conflicts, wills and probate, business or civil dispute, workplace conflict, and property disputes.
If you would like to learn more about our mediation services in the Tampa and St. Petersburg area offices or our other Florida locations, please contact us for a no obligation confidential consultation.
For those in Tallahassee Florida, attorney mediators are available to resolve all kinds of disputes, including divorce, parenting & child custody issues, family conflicts, wills and probate, business or civil dispute, workplace conflict, and property disputes.
Although the oil spill has been contained, the effects continue for the Gulf Coast residents. Kenneth Feinberg was appointed weeks ago to mediate the claims process, however issues are far from resolved. CBS News reports:
When Feinberg took over the claims process three weeks ago he promised checks to individuals in 48 hours, businesses in seven days.
Before Feinberg took over, BP paid out $395 million. In the past three weeks, Feinberg has paid $185 million. Of the 60,000 claims before him, half are still being processed despite his promises of a quick resolution. Only 16,000 have been paid. Fourteen-thousand have insufficient paperwork to back them up.
Although Feinberg was appointed as the “mediator” to resolve claims related to the BP oil spill and administer the $20 billion fund set up by BP to cover losses, his role appears to much more that of “claims adjuster” as opposed to a mediator.
Claims adjusters are not mediators. Although Feinberg is not an employee of BP, he has been charged with determining how and when the $20 billion is settled among those who experienced a loss as a result of the oil spill; his role seems far more aligned with a claims adjuster than with a mediator.
CFR president and founder, Erin Johnston, is interviewed along with Nima Taradji, JD, LLM about the different types of dispute resolution (mediation, arbitration, and litigation) and specifically the positive role mediation can play in the resolving BP Oil Spill claims that are in dispute.
Watch the Slide Show Here. 678 Partners asks CFR how mediation can yield lower costs, produce win-win results, and leave less emotional strain in comparison to arbitration and litigation. Amir Homayoun Rafizadeh on Vimeo.
It is a simple rule of history when financial conditions get difficult, the incidence of commercial disputes goes up. As businesses and corporations fall on hard times, contracts are unable to be met and agreements can often not be kept. These disputes traditionally result in the businesses contacting their lawyers and starting the long road of litigation. Commercial litigation can take a long time and be incredibly expensive.
When the financial straights of corporate America being precarious, it is counter-intuitive that business would turn to a drawn-out and expensive method of conflict resolution. Mediation offers a cost-effective and comparatively swift method of conflict resolution for all types of businesses.
Many corporations already have systems in place to manage their litigation costs. These plans call for writing their intention to mediate disputes directly into their contractual agreements. This is an active method of attempting to manage the cost of commercial disputes. But even those who have not taken these steps can take advantage of all mediation has to offer as well.
When a dispute arises, take the first step and contact a mediator. If you choose CFR, your Mediation Coordinator will help you take it from there. Mediation is efficient and cost effective. Most importantly, as the outcome is crafted solely by the parties to the dispute, there can also be a greater degree of confidentiality regarding the agreement. This confidentiality is often very important to businesses and can be achieved effectively by choosing mediation over traditional litigation.
Because mediation is a voluntary process, the parties can think more creatively about solutions or resolutions that are not available through the litigation approach. Although we have heard plenty about the state of the economy, it is true that not only in “times like these” but in all situations, mediation is a far better approach for business dispute resolution than litigation.