What is the best thing to do when two sides can’t come together on a legal issue? Hire a mediator who is also a lawyer to help! When communication has broken down between two sides, mediation is the first step to a solution and a great way to prevent the pain of a legal trial. The process of mediation introduces an impartial third party to navigate an issue and lead to more favourable outcomes for all involved.

So, what is a mediator who is also a lawyer and what can they do for you? Here are some of the benefits of working with one:


They Help You Find Solutions

While a mediator can’t make decisions for you, they will suggest potential solutions that are beneficial to both parties. Using their thorough knowledge of the legal system, a mediator will listen to both sides of the dispute, offer options for resolution based on the best interest of all involved, and deliver those options to you in a digestible way. The result is that you will feel confident in your ability to make informed decisions going forward on your legal journey.


They’re Neutral

With a mediator who is also a lawyer, there is a strategic and experienced third party involved in the communication. This often makes the conversation between parties smoother, and challenging topics can be more readily resolved when the options are delivered in a neutral way.


They Can Save You Time and Money

Most would agree that it’s preferable to avoid spending time on lengthy trials while racking up lawyer fees and court costs. By booking a mediation early on, both parties will be able to hash it out and have the best chance of coming to an agreement. And, even if this step doesn’t result in a mutually agreed upon solution, at least you will have a better idea of what you’re up against if the legal process escalates.


There you have it—what a mediator is, and what they can do for you! For more information or to book an appointment, contact Deborah Todd Law. With over 35 years of experience, she can help turn a difficult conflict into a mutually beneficial resolution.


Deborah Todd Family Law and Mediation in Victoria

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