What is Mediation?
Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The process allows a third-party mediator to facilitate the parties in negotiating their own settlement. The Mediation process is structured, confidential, and without obligation of the parties unless the parties come to a settlement agreement. A settlement agreement is signed by both parties to the dispute and becomes binding on each of them.
Parties involved in litigation are commonly advised to seek the assistance of a Mediator in an attempt to resolve their claim prior to litigation. If the mediation fails, the court can accept the case for litigation.
Mr. Clinton Ford is a former Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator #6945-C and has performed numerous mediation settlements for Alachua County Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida for Small Claims.