Mediation & Arbitration Service
Attorney Based Mediation And Arbitration Services For MD, VA & D.C. Residents
Through the use of a trained mediator and arbitrator, dispute resolution is often more cost effective and efficient than seeing a case all the way through a court of law. Due to its discreet, private nature, as well as the fact that an attorney based mediation process almost always helps both parties reach a more amicable mutual agreement, mediation & arbitration services are very frequently used when it comes to many Family Law issues.
For many residents of Maryland, Virginia & Washington D.C., attorney based mediation or arbitration can be an ideal solution for those who are uncomfortable making a public record of a dispute in the high pressure environment of a crowded courtroom.
When contrasting the traditional court process with the mediation process, it’s easy to see that allowing a qualified lawyer to mediate a dispute is an effective practice that allows both parties an active role, input into the process, and the retained ability to make their own decisions. Furthermore, mediation is also much less expensive than a contested trial or other types of legal dispute resolution.
So what is the difference between mediation and arbitration?
Mediation: Is the process in which both parties agree to independent mediation concerning one or more issues/disputes. Primarily used in family law matters, mediation services are non-binding negotiations in which a mediator acts as a facilitator to the creation of satisfactory agreement for both parties. The services of an independent mediator can result in significant savings in legal fees, court costs and minimize the anxiety of all parties involved in a dispute. Traditionally, all matters involved in the mediation process will remain private and confidential.
Arbitration: Is the process by which both parties involved in a dispute consent to turn the matter and facts of the case over to one or more arbitrators. By opting for a private dispute resolution option, both parties are agreeing to be bound by the final judgment of the arbitrator. The result is typically a tremendous amount of savings in legal fees, a matter which is privately and confidentially resolved, with both parties having the same ability to present evidence to support their positions.
Regardless of whether you’re considering retaining a mediator or arbitrator, our lawyers have a commitment backed by years of solid experience and professional service. The attorneys with the Law Firm of Wampler & Souder L.L.C., provide both mediation and arbitration services for a wide range of issues, including:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Child access schedules
- Division of property
- Retirement accounts
- Health insurance
- Use and possession of the family home
- Construction Law
- Property Disputes
Eugene Souder is a trained mediator, conducting mediation in full compliance with the American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, and the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators. As an attorney with a proven background and primary focus in the practice of family law, Mr. Souder is highly experienced in this area of law.
If bypassing a crowded and stressful courtroom environment, or Reducing Legal Costs is your primary reason for seeking mediation or arbitration, please know that The Law Firm of Wampler & Souder L.L.C. is very committed to helping you. If you are a resident of the Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. areas, professional, friendly, and effective attorney based mediation & arbitration solutions are just a phone call away. Please Contact Us today at (301) 942-0802 to find out exactly how we can help you.