How to Prepare for a Mediation in AZ

The Boy Scout’s motto - Be Prepared – applies to mediation in Phoenix AZ.   Below are four ideas of how you can prepare yourself for a successful mediation. 1.     Understand what is not worth fighting about. Before refusing to bend on an issue, ask yourself:  Is this an issue really worth fighting about, or is it something I am willing to concede to get some other benefit?  Some people spend thousands of dollars fighting over an issue worth fifty dollars.  If the issue is not worth thousands … [Read more...]

What is the difference between Mediation and Arbitration in Arizona?

Mediation and arbitration are both methods to resolve disputes out of court.  However, the similarities end there.  In arbitration, the proceeding is governed by an arbitrator who hears testimony and otherwise reviews evidence, like a trial.  The arbitrator then makes a decision as to which party prevails. By contrast, in mediation, a mediator oversees the process, but he/she does not take evidence or make a ruling.  Instead, a mediator, using conflict resolution skills, helps parties reach … [Read more...]

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