Saturday, October 31, 2009

Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus

Jim W Hildreth of Real Estate Mediation Services completed 2 hours of continued education in doing mediations with the Gay and Lesbian Community in Oakland CA on 10/31/2009.

Mediator Hildreth has completed multiple real estate mediations involving real estate disputes with success.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Real Estate Dispute

Real Estate Dispute
Originally uploaded by hjhipster
Having a Real Estate Dispute? Real Estate Mediation Services of Jim W Hildreth Mediator acts as a neutral in resolving real estate conflicts. Non-Disclosure, partnerships, buyer seller, probate, elder-mediation. Serving the California Bay Area, Central Valley & Mother Lode.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Elder Mediation

Conflicts involving older adults can be a complex mix of legal, phsychological
and spirtual issues. Elder Mediation is often multi-issue, multi-parties
and multi-generational.

The Arnold resident makes the transition from a ranch house with acreage
and a home filled with memories, the loss of his wife and a move to Sonora,
closer to medical needs and less snow.

The long term Bay Area residents move to Sonora, following their long time
dreams of a countryhome and the "Golden Years" only to be faced with mounting medical
issues, a death of a spouse and being served a pre-foreclosure notice.
At age 85 this World War Veteran feels shame and confusion.

Mom lives in Columbia and is comfortable in her single wide mobile, she is served
locally with Meals on Wheels. She needs assistance in her daily living needs, her son lives in Southern California and has been laid off, making it difficult to assist and visit his mother.

Toulumne County and Sonora have many support systems in place for our seniors however many
mediation partisipants come to a mediation with limited knowledge of the resources available.

Elder Mediation allows a "Neutral" to address concerns of medical, nutrition, safety and day to day needs of paying bills, transportation, social security, the pain and depression of loss of a loveone.

In one recent Sonora conflict, the accusation of sexual harrasment and in multiple other disputes was missing funds from a care giver.

Today it is common to see real estate disputes, such a Foreclosure, Short Sales, Loan Modifications, Landlord-Tenant Disputes and Homeowner Associations

Mediation is a way for people in conflict to talk together, with the help of an impartial third party.

Mediation is voluntary and confidential.

The many benefits of Mediation may include:

Mediation increased the role of older adults in the decisions that impact their quality of life.

Mediation helps older adults experss their emotions, preferences and concerns
during decision making.

Improves understanding between older adults and the important people in their lives.

Provides an alternative to litigation.

Jim Hildreth is a Sonora, CA Mediator who serves as a Mediator on the Superior Court of Amador,Calaveras, Merced and Alameda Counties and conducts private Mediations.

John F Kennedy University

Jim W Hildreth Mediator completed 9 hours of continuing education on Elder Mediation on the California campus of John F kennedy University in Pleasant Hill.

Elder Mediation involves conflicts with Older Adults.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Alameda County Bar Association

Jim W Hildreth, Real Estate Mediator completed continuing education at the Alameda County Bar Association. The program was Arbitrating and Mediating Real Estate Disputes.

The class was taught by Attorney's Matthew Webb, Jeffery Allen & Marge Gibson experts in real estate & business law and Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mold & Water Seepage Mediation

Originally uploaded by JimHildreth
As a Mediator who's specialty is real estate disputes, the following photo reflects why the buyer has entered into mediation with the seller. The dispute is of non-disclosure. The challenge is to resolve this dispute, prior to arbitration for this California Home.

Jim W Hildreth Real Estate Mediation Services.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Real Estate Dispute

Sugg House
Originally uploaded by JimHildreth
Buyers purchase an older home as first time Buyers, buyers washes off the front porch and discovers the basement is leaking. Contractor suggest a French Drain, the skylight is leaking. Buyers accuse Sellers of non-disclosure. Litigation? $20,000 in damages. Jim W Hildreth Mediator of Real Estate Mediation Services is requested to act as a neutral in this fresh real estate dispute.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Landlord Tenant Dispute in California

The California Landlord had a dispute with his tenant over a guest of the tenant who was arrested for drugs on site.

The landlord served the tenant with an eviction as ownership has a zero tolerance for drugs.

Voluntary Mediation brought about a solution, where the tenant could be heard with a neutral mediator thus saving time and cost of litigation.

Jim W Hildreth of Real Estate Mediation Services was the mediator.

Business Partnership Dispute

What happens when a new partnership reverts to physical blows and a restraining order?

JimW Hildreth Mediator was referred by an Attorney who thought mediation could be helpful in a partnership that was in a major dispute and had reverted to physical fighting.

The mediation occured and the "Neutral" was able to guide the partnership in viewing the big picture of preserving relationships and the value of the business.

In addition options were planted for a future buyout.

The 3 hour mediation gave the dispute freah air and the partnership is now working under the same roof with common goals and direction.

The Attorney was wise in his advise and realized the importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution vs litigation.

Jim W Hildreth-Mediator

Colusa County Courthouse

Jim W Hildreth Mediator who's specialty is real estate disputes recently took two continuing education classes at the Alameda County Bar Association in Oakland, CA. Mediation: Advoiding common pitfalls and ensuring best practices and civility matters.
Hildreth's mediation practice covers the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley & Mother Lode.