In any relationship, disagreements are inevitable. Whether between business partners, neighbors, friends, family members or between an employer and his or her employee, human conflict is a natural part of life. Some of these disagreements can be so serious and so deep that only an outside neutral party can effectively assist to resolve them.
At Pusatier, Sherman, Abbott and Sugarman, we believe that mediation is an exceptional way to resolve conflicts - whether the conflict arises from a business or commercial dispute within a company or between companies, a family or estate issue, a workplace conflict, a will contest, a divorce or practically any other disagreement.
- Mediation is a process where parties to a legal dispute sit down with an impartial third party who helps them talk through the issues of the situation and attain a beneficial agreement and result that everyone can live with.
- Unlike in litigation or arbitration (where a judge or an arbitrator makes the decisions), in mediation, the parties, with the mediator's assistance, make all decisions about how to resolve the issues.
- It is almost always less expensive, less time consuming and more satisfying than litigation.
- The mediator helps parties negotiate in a more healthy, productive and collaborative manner than they might do without a mediator at the table.
Appointments via video conferencing are available. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (716) 873-6765 or fill out the following form.