Upon agreement of the parties, any civil or family matter is eligible to be referred to private mediation. When a case is referred, all court proceedings are placed on hold.
Mediation is a process under which an impartial person, the Mediator, facilitates communication between the parties to promote reconciliation, settlement, or understanding among them. The Mediator may suggest ways of resolving the dispute, but may not impose his own judgment on the issues for that of the parties.
Mediation has advanced over the last twenty years to become an essential component of the civil litigation practice, with courts often requiring mediation before issuing a trial date.
Mediation is particularly successful in employment and labor matters as the parties often have an ongoing and continuous relationship that could be permanently damaged by the litigation process. For the same reasons, it is very effective in Divorce and Custody matters. See: Divorce Mediation, Co-Mediation.
Attorney Louise Zito, as a neutral mediator, helps parties identify issues, realize their true interests, assist in their negotiations, and help them reach a final resolution to conflict. Mediation is particularly beneficial when the relationship between the parties is ongoing. It provides a quicker, less contentious, and less costly method of resolving disputes than litigation.
Louise is a member of the Connecticut Family Mediation Training Group and is training new mediators.
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