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Why You Should Pursue Mediation Before Litigation January 12, 2018

Ashland City Center, Ashland
Why You Should Pursue Mediation Before Litigation, Ashland, Kentucky

If you are involved in a civil dispute, there are several ways to resolve the issue. Understanding the benefits of each approach will help you find the one that meets your needs. While civil litigation is common, mediation is an effective alternative. Below, the legal team at Williams, Hall & Latherow, LLP in Ashland, KY, shares a few reasons why this approach is so popular.

3 Major Benefits of Mediation

1. Takes Less Time

Court proceedings can be complicated, resulting in delays. Although a civil law attorney can help speed up the process, you may not want to have the time or resources for a prolonged fight. Resolving a case through litigation can take anywhere from a few months to several years. Depending on how motivated each party is, though, mediation can resolve the same case in a matter of months or even weeks.

2. Puts You in the Driver’s Seat

mediation Ashland KYIndividuals retain control during mediation, so they can advocate for their interests and reach a suitable compromise. Litigation is often resolved at a judge’s discretion, which can result in an unfavorable outcome. Working directly with the other party allows you to pursue creative arrangements that meet everyone’s needs.

3. Allows for Privacy

Litigation is part of the court’s record, which means some details will be made public. Mediation, by contrast, takes place outside the courtroom and provides a layer of privacy. For many divorcing couples, this approach allows them to prevent personal information from becoming public while they reach a satisfactory outcome.

If you are facing a civil dispute and want to try mediation, it is still wise to seek quality legal counsel. An attorney will ensure your interests remain a priority during the proceedings and will not allow the opposing party to take advantage of you. Williams, Hall & Latherow, LLP has been representing clients in mediation sessions for over 15 years, helping them secure a desirable outcome. Visit the law firm online or call (606) 329-1919 to schedule an initial consultation today. 

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