Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mediation Private, Confidential, Flexable , Informal

Mediation is private and confidential, flexible and informal.

Typically, it is concluded expeditiously at moderate
cost. The subject matter can be complex or simple, the
stakes large or small, the number of parties few or many.

The process typically is far less adversarial than litigation
or arbitration, and therefore less disruptive of business

Since other options are not foreclosed if
mediation should fail, entering into a mediation process
presents few risks.

Frequently cited advantages of mediation include:

• Substantial cost savings
• Promptness of resolution
• Creative, business-driven solutions
• Control over the outcome
• Preservation of business relationships
• Privacy and confidentiality

Jim W Hildreth-Mediator
(510) 647-3600

Breaking Up is a Challenge.

Breaking up can be a challenge for any couple. married or not.

What to do with jointly held real estate, the challenges of having different equities.

Who makes the payments? What if one of the parties stops paying the mortgage.

How does negative credit impact future borrowing to start over.

Who keeps the animals. Who pays for feed and veterinary care?

What happens if a partner has lack of funds to buy the other partner out.

Each of these conflicts can be apart of making a transition.

Each of these conflicts may occur in a breakup and as a mediator need to be
discussed to bring about resolve.

Mediation with a neutral who is trained and skilled can open doors in these phase of life issues.

Trust, honesty and listening skills and knowledge of real estate are ingredients
for successful dispute resolution when owning real estate jointly.

Mediation can play an important role vs litigation.

Jim W Hildreth is a Northern California mediator who's focus is disputes involving real estate.

Jim W Hildreth-Mediator
(510) 647-3600