Negotiating the outcome

Going to trial doesn’t happen as often as you might think. Most disputes are resolved by settlement or in mediation.

Mediation—or Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)—is the voluntary collaboration and cooperation of both parties to work toward a resolution. Unlike litigation, mediation gives you more control over the outcome of your dispute. There is no judge or jury that will decide your fate—no “winner take all.”

Instead, you’ll negotiate and come to terms that you agree to. There are more options on the table. Decisions are made in a private, non-confrontational setting. This usually saves you time and money, and it minimizes confrontation and potential public-relations risks. In mediation the parties craft the terms of their resolution.

Michael Funkey’s ability to simplify the complexities of a dispute mean ADR is often the simplest—and fairest—path to resolution for FLMC clients. To find out if it’s right for you, email us a brief summary of your dispute. We’ll be in touch soon to learn more.

FLMC can mediate your dispute in:

  • Civil mediation
  • Family law
  • Dissolution of marriage, divorce
  • Child support and modification of child support
  • Maintenance and modification of maintenance
  • Alimony
  • Termination of child support
  • Enforcement of payment of child support
  • Termination of maintenance
  • Specific performance of real estate sales contracts
  • Foreclosure – both lender and debtor
  • Visitation rights and enforcement of visitation rights
  • Father’s visitation rights
  • Division of property
  • Division of pension rights
  • Child custody
  • Contested custody
  • Personal injury
  • Injury cases
  • Automobile cases
  • Automobile injury cases
  • Serious injury cases
  • Special Education
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Criminal defense
  • Collection of maintenance
  • Right to visitation
  • Residential and commercial real estate transactions
  • Chancery matters
  • Municipal law
  • Enforcement of rights in intellectual property
  • Copyright infringement
  • Enforcement of payment of maintenance
  • Nursing home cases
  • Wrongful death
  • Real estate