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Mediation As An Effective Alternative To Litigation

California residents do not always understand how costly litigation can be. Certain cases can go on for several months or even years without resolution. For this reason, mediation has become an increasingly popular alternative method for resolving legal disputes.

The Law Office of Tiffany A. Smith Henson provides mediation services regarding a wide range of legal disputes including real estate, probate, family law matters, business law and complex property division cases. We understand the mediation process and how such a process can work effectively for you.

The Advantages Of Mediation

Alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation allow for parties to resolve entire cases without stepping into the courtroom. It allows parties to have a great deal more control over the process. During the mediation process, the parties determine the outcome of the matter rather than a judge or jury.

Compared to litigation, mediation can also be extremely cost-effective and less time-consuming. Because of the control parties have over the process, parties can resolve disputes according to their own timetable and on their own terms.

Mediations can allow parties a great deal more privacy regarding legal matters. Court hearings are a part of public record while mediations are not. Couples involved in family law and divorce mediation matters can resolve contentious divorce and child custody matters without having to publicly testify about extremely personal matters. Businesses can work out internal conflicts without concerns about competitors knowing the nature of the dispute.

A Mediator With An Eye For What Is Fair And Just

Attorney Tiffany Smith Henson can help resolve your dispute in an amicable manner. She understands what a just resolution would be regarding a legal case. By analyzing the facts and keeping a big picture in mind, she is able to suggest practical and unique solutions for resolving legal issues.

With over 16 years of legal experience as a lawyer handling a wide variety of cases, she can spot the legal issues concerning your case. Tiffany knows how to analyze personnel issues in employment law cases. She understands business structures and how businesses operate on a day-to-day basis. By reviewing accounting and banking records, Tiffany understands how to analyze issues pertaining to fraud.

Ms. Smith Henson trained for her role as mediator through the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. This is a particularly renowned institution where judges worldwide come to learn about dispute resolution methods.

To contact the Law Office of Tiffany A. Smith Henson, in Visalia, California, please call our office at 559-625-8433