Friday, January 14, 2011

Tuolumne County Superior Court, Sonora, CA 95370

Sonora, CA 95370
Originally uploaded by JimHildreth
As a mediator in disputes, we often see raw emotions displayed often with anger, resentment.

A recent mediation was with couple who had completed a breakup over a year ago.

The dispute was over the division of personal property acquired with their relationship together over 10 years.

For both, a dog they both loved was important to both. In addition personal property that had memories.

The couple turned to the court, and the court suggested mediation for potential resolution.

3.5 hours of mediation with a pair of trained neutrals, assisted the transition with a written agreement among the disputants.

Mediation does work, and can be effective in partnership disputes.