By: David M. Frees III & Steve Lagoy
You may have decided that mediation is a better option than litigation for your dispute in Pennsylvania. While that may be true, it’s important to know some of the myths surrounding this process.
The first myth is that mediation is always the best option to try first. While that can be true, it isn’t in every case. It will depend on the type of dispute and if both parties are willing to give and take.
The second myth regarding mediation is that it is more of a hassle than just leaving the dispute with a lawyer to handle. There will be work involved, no matter which way you go, so expect to deal with paperwork and documentation. But remember that it is usually much less complicated than going to court.
The third myth is that mediation is a cop-out. The reality is that this is your chance to voice what you think. It also can be a great way to develop your confidence and communication skills.
The fourth myth is that all lawyers support the process of mediation. Not all do, so you need to make sure if you are securing legal counsel it is with one who has experience.
The fifth myth of mediation is that you don’t need a lawyer. There are several ways that you would benefit from having one. Determining if you need a Pennsylvania mediation lawyer is important, especially in helping reach a final resolution.
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