Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sonora, CA Homeowner Dispute

The Sonora, CA homeowner called his attorney as he was having a dispute with the local building department. The local court had issued a "inspection warrant" for health and safety issues.

The homeowner had less than 24 hours to comply.

The law office suggested mediation and Jim W Hildreth of Real Estate Mediation Services was asked to act as a "neutral" between the homeowner and building department.

The mediator placed a few calls and the warrant was withdrawn and both sides, will regroup for a time out.

Both sides were able to allow the flow of communication and the quick mediation made it a "win- win" for a future date that will be voluntary.

Mediation does work.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Alameda County Bar Association

Jim W Hildreth Mediator completed 1.5 hours today of continuing education, titled mediating with self-represented litigants.

This is a rule in Small Claims Court in California and many individuals are Self-Represented (Pro-Per) due to economic times.

Jim W Hildreth focus is disputes involving real property or real estate.

He works in the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley and mother Lode Region.

He may be contacted via his website. http://www.RealEstateMediation.org
Real estate Mediation Services.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mariposa County Courthouse

Jim W Hildreth Mediator was assigned two disputes by the Superior Court a landlord tenant dispute over a dog bite and a vehicle damage by a contractor.

The landlord tenant dispute settled quickly as the parties worked together to solve the dilemma.

The vehicle damage dispute will continue as anger damaged the communication process.

Mediation does work if the parties are willing to listen and work together towards the goal of resolve.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Full Paradise Welcome Sign

Jim W Hildreth of Real Estate Mediation Services has been asked to do a real estate mediation between a buyer and seller in the city of Paradise.
Butte County.

The issues are non-disclosure, repairs. pest control infestation.

Jim W Hildreth will travel to Paradise from his base in Sonora, CA and will act as a "neutral" to assist in resolving the dispute.

He has no conflicts and does not know the parties.

His focus are disputes involving real estate.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tuolumne County Superior Court

The economy is causing many conflicts and those who mediate, work in the judicial system must be prepared for anger, resentment, and behaviors that are a mirror to today's stress of individuals who are often holding on by their finger nails.

Patience and understanding are a virtue of those who mediate.

Jim W Hildreth is a Sonora, CA mediator who's focus are real estate disputes.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Real Estate Deposit Dispute

Merced, CA
Originally uploaded by JimHildreth
Working today on dispute involving a real estate deposit dispute, between buyer/seller, seller is living out of the country, much of the mediation, will involve e-mail.
Property is located in El Dorodo County, Jim W Hildreth Mediator is based out of Sonora and has no conflicts and knows none of the parties.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Jim W Hildreth Mediator

Jim W Hildreth
Originally uploaded by JimHildreth
Jim W Hildreth is a Northern California based mediator, who's prime focus are acting as a" neutral" for resolving real estate disputes.

Mediation is confidential, less expensive then litigation and is known in the mediation field has positive, caring and dedicated in resolving your dispute.

He works both as a private and court appointed mediator.

Real Estate Mediation Services

Friday, November 12, 2010

Jim W Hildreth Mediator

Jim Hildreth
Originally uploaded by Miss Bliss 55
I completed recently a court appointed mediation in Sonora, CA. It was over a construction defect between a local contractor and the homeowners.

The Superior Court suggested mediation vs a trial.

After the mediation conclusion, I received a copy of a letter mailed to two Superior Court judges.

Jim Hildreth served as the mediator specifically appointed by Judge Provost, he did an excellent job, he showed great patience, with a dispute with high emotional tension.

Throughout the mediation Jim showed a particulary strong allegiance to the importance of mediation as an effective tool for the court, as well as adhereance to the ethical standards required of mediators.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I love YoU

Its Sunday, fall is in the air, a storm may dump snow today, a good day for sharing, giving, being thankful, reading, reflecting, photography, my mini list includes eating a spinach & mushroom and cheese Crepe and a visit to my mom. Perhaps a nap, adding a few new smiles to One Million Smiles. A simple Sunday. Love to those in conflict and the only way is through and the choice is ours. Enjoy friendships and Love

Saturday, November 6, 2010


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Originally uploaded by Frédéric Frognier
As a mediator, I have been seeing lots of anger expressed lately at the mediation table. Anger is ok, if its directed in a manner that brings about some form of resolve.

What is not good, are deep levels of prejudice towards races, religious beliefs.

The economy is also adding a huge amount of stress and the impacts are on individuals, couples, partnerships.

Mediation can be effective in resolving disputes, if the parties are willing to sit at the same table and truly listen to one another.

A neutral can assist and guide.

Jim W Hildreth specializes in Real Estate Disputes.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tuolumne County Superior Court

Jim W Hildreth mediator completed an assigned mediation for the Tuolumne County Superior Court (Sonora, CA) with a dispute involving neighbor vs neighbor over a fence.

Joining in the mediation was Stephen R Zalkind attorney from Amador County, (Jackson, CA)

The dispute was settled.