CIVIL MEDIATION--WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE MEDIATION?

Moving on after you have suffered an injury or loss can be difficult.  Mediation is often the best way to to resolve a civil case and be able to move on.  If selected early, mediation saves time and money for both parties in legal expenses.  Our office encourages clients to participate in mediation at the earliest possible date, often BEFORE filing suit, to be sure to gain the most benefit possible from early resolution.  In many states mediation is required in all civil cases before a trial is scheduled.  Even when you don’t reach an agreement during the first session mediation can be helpful.  About 98% of all civil cases settle before trial so it is likely that your case won’t go to trial.  Sometimes the progress made in mediation sets the matter up so that it will be more likely to settle quickly and fairly following the mediation.  Sometimes a further session is helpful.  If your case is resolved in mediation, you can expect a few steps to finalize the resolution.

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A FEW QUESTIONS TO ASK (BEFORE YOU SELECT A LAWYER)

Whether your are injured in an accident, are a victim of crime, or looking for a way to co-parent your children after divorce, selecting a lawyer to help you can be difficult.  With offices in Martinsburg, Charles Town and Washington DC, we provide broad based legal services to families who are looking for a way to restore wellness in their lives.  Our office provides litigation services in select cases, but we are also certified to provide collaborative law representation in West Virginia and the District of Columbia.  Brenda is also a certified mediator in both Virginia and West Virginia. 

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