Mediation helps foster a sport of understanding. It is a dispute resolution process in which a neutral 3rd party (Mediator) assists the participants to reach a voluntary and informed settlement. This alternative to litigation empowers individuals to understand each party’s perception while respecting the rights of others.
Mediation provides a problem solving approach to disputes, focusing on the needs and interests of the participants with considered fairness, privacy, self-determination and the best interests of all concerned. In mediation, you can negotiate a settlement that you can live with. The Mediator does not make the decision, you do.
Joseph L. Naegele teaches Mediation at Santa Clara University. He offers Mediation in the following areas:
- Family Law
- Business Disputes
- Probate Law
- Real Estate Law
- Employment Law