Pursuing a legal matter may seem simple enough, but in reality, there are several factors to consider before beginning to process. For example, one does not simply jump into litigation, as there is often a timeline of important dates and paperwork that must be completed and met prior to court. Moreover, an initial consultation with an attorney that specializes in the field that your matter pertains to is essential for the best representation, and sometimes you may even learn that there are other methods that can be used to settle your matter prior to your day in court. In today’s blog, your Milford, CT attorneys discuss the process of settling a case through mediation, as well as why you may want to consider the option to do so.
Why Pursue Mediation?
As a population, we recognize our ability to seek justice through the legal system for a host of reasons. Not only is it important that we practice our rights to do so, but it is an essential pillar of what it means to be an American citizen in the United States. The problem that arises, however, is that the process is much more complex than we are led to believe.
You see, many people have an idea of pursuing a legal matter prior to actually doing so. What’s more? This process does not necessarily end with a day in court, and there are actually a host of reasons that you may not want to pursue litigation. For example, litigation often takes months to years to complete, and having your day in court can significantly rack up attorney’s fees. In other words, it is quite a bit of a commitment. Fortunately, there are several opportunities to settle prior to this, including through mediation. For more information about this process, contact our office.
Situations That Benefit from Mediation
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that aims to help clients settle their matters prior to having to litigate them. It consists of the two parties at hand meeting in separate rooms while a mediator goes back and forth between the rooms to communicate the other side’s wishes. Ultimately, the goal is to come to an agreement by the end of the day. In situations where this is not the case, however, the next step is to prepare for court. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today.
Ways Our Team Can Help
When you meet with our team for your initial consultation, we will take care to provide your legal rights, what claims you may have, and of course, how it will look to pursue your matter, including any options for alternative dispute resolution.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
Contact The Law Office of Larracuente & Goulden in Milford, CT by calling 203-951-6688 to schedule your initial consultation with our team and learn more about your options for mediation and alternative dispute resolution.