- Special Education ADR
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a private, confidential and cooperative process in which an impartial person helps individuals or entities in conflict resolve and settle their differences.
Mediation is a practical and relaxed process, free of courtroom procedures or technicalities. In most cases, mediation is significantly less expensive than litigation.
Mediation allows the parties to retain control of the critical decisions that affect their personal, financial and business interests.
Mediation is an effective and positive alternative to emotionally and financially debilitating courtroom battles. Although litigation is sometimes required, mediation is an alternative that should be considered when any dispute arises.
What can be Mediated?
Under Sections 1369.510 to 1369.590 of the Civil Code, before homeowners and homeowner
associations file lawsuits against each other for declaratory relief or injunctive relief in
connection with a claim for monetary damages under $ 5,000 or for enforcing the association's
governing documents, the filing party "shall endeavor" to submit the dispute to alternative
dispute resolution (ADR).
Divorce and Separation
Child and Spousal support agreements
Determining, valuing, and dividing marital property
Possession of the family residence
Changes to prior agreements
Compliance with prior agreements
Compliance with court orders
Business & Professional
Dissolution and Buy Outs
Probate and Will Contests