Mediation and Arbitration: Helping people reach agreements

When can Mediation be done? Mediation can take place at any stage in a situation, and we believe that the earlier it is considered, the better. For example, when people make a decision to divorce, they are at a critical point. Before any money is spent, or any commitment is made by either person to work with a particular attorney, the benefits of mediation should be considered. If mediation sounds like a good fit, both people can then seek out attorneys who are supportive of mediation to consult with them and advise them as to their specific situation. If mediation is not considered until later in the process, there may have been significant time and money spent without reaching agreements, and emotions can run very high. Chances for reaching a peaceful agreement may have diminished, and the likelihood of having to resolve the case either through an expensive trial in court or late stage mediation is higher.

Who participates in Mediation? Mediation can include different combinations of participants at different times. At the minimum, the neutral mediator meets with the two parties to the case, but the attorneys for the parties may also be present. Other professionals who can provide information to help with the decision making may also be present.

Mr Bechert accepts appointments from the Court and from individual litigants as a single arbitrator as well as part of an arbitration panel. He conducts both binding and non binding arbitrations, whichever the parties agree upon.

Charles H. Bechert, III is a Supreme Court Certified Circuit and Family Court Mediator. He is experienced in mediating all types of actions, from small claims action and County Court cases, to actions involving millions of dollars. Each case is treated with the same level of confidentiality and respect. Once the parties agree to have Mr. Bechert act as a mediator or arbitrator, he is not allowed to provide legal advice or engage in litigation with either party. His sole responsibility at that time is to assist the parties in reaching an amicable resolution that they can both be happy with.

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