Mediation allows the parties to craft a customized solution, through the services of a neutral third party. Mediation is confidential and can result in a written agreement that can be submitted to court for approval. The parties are typically in different rooms, and the mediator moves between them, working towards a compromise. Some mediating parties prefer to mediate without their own attorneys; while some prefer to hire someone who can serve as their advocate and who can advise them on the best courses of action at a mediation. Remember, a mediator is neutral and will not be able to provide legal advice to either party. A mediator does not not have the power to decide an issue for the parties, but can only urge the parties towards compromise. If you think that your case might be a good candidate for mediation, you can call our office for more information or to set up a mediation.