WILLIAMS MEDIATION AND MANAGEMENT, LLC (WMM), Mediation Services include:
- Superior Court Mediated Settlement Conferences
- Construction and Real Estate Development Cases
- Business Contract Cases
- Homeowner Association and Neighborhood Disputes
- Family Law Cases
WMM uses a facilitative style of mediation whereby the mediator works with the parties to help them identify the issues and come up with options for resolution. The role of the mediator is to help create a conversation between the parties and that lets them craft a resolution that addresses their concerns.
Mediation offers tools to settle disputes that are often faster, more cost effective, and less emotionally draining to people than litigation. Mediation also provides an avenue for the resolution of existing civil litigation. This avoids the time, expense and stress of a jury trial. Most importantly, mediated settlement conferences are private and confidential - your personal disclosures and comments remain out of the public record.
The goal of WMM is for each side of a successful mediated settlement to leave feeling that a reasonable - although maybe not optimum - settlement was achieved that allows the parties to move forward with their lives.
"Why couldn't we have dealt with this ourselves? "A lot of people that end up facing the mental stress and financial strain of litigation have often muttered those words to themselves. Conflict has been and will always be a part of life. It is therefore important that one consider all the means available to control and resolve conflicts if they want to achieve their goals in life.
As a 60 something individual who has started and managed several businesses and managed family elder care and financial issues, I have experienced and worked through all types of conflict. The majority of these difficult encounters were resolved using one tool that did not involve litigation - communication.
A primary goal of a good mediator is to facilitate clear communication between two disputing parties in a manner that leads them to find ways to resolve their dispute on their own. The basic tools of mediation seem simplistic because they are. It is the mediator and the trust he/she must maintain and the confidentiality that he/she is sworn to that allows this communication tool to reap benefits among two parties in a dispute.
Mediation is not a silver bullet. Some mediation settlement conferences end up unresolved. Even in those cases, the parties generally gain a better understanding of the underlying elements of the dispute by going through the mediation process. So, given the potential gains from a successful one-day mediation, my response is "Why NOT mediation?"
Williams Mediation & Management LLC
PO Box 11623
Winston-Salem, NC 27116