Third-Party Mediation Of Family Law And Other Disputes
While our law firm is known for effective courtroom advocacy, we recognize that litigation is not necessarily the first or best recourse. Mediation offers many advantages, and we encourage our clients to consider mediating certain disputes before taking their chances with a judge or jury.
Our successful mediator, Jane K. Powers, possesses unique credentials and extensive experience. She is certified as a mediator through Harvard Law School and holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling from Johns Hopkins University.
Ralph W. Powers Jr., P.C., serves clients in Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. Contact us to explore mediation.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) In Annapolis,
Upper Marlboro And Southern Maryland
Jane Powers has practiced as a mediator for more than 10 years. While her primary focus is family law, she can mediate any conflict in which the parties are amenable to an out-of-court solution:
- Divorce and property division
- Child custody and parenting time
- Probate disputes among family members
- Property disputes between neighbors
- Business disputes among partners
- Construction disputes between owners and builders
- Contract disputes
Our lawyers also litigate in these same areas of law. Even when mediation does not result in an agreement, it is instrumental in identifying the core issues and streamlining litigation if the parties do wind up in court.
We welcome inquiries from other attorneys who believe their clients could benefit from pre-suit mediation or mediating to break an impasse in the midst of litigation.
Have You Considered Mediation?
Mediation is generally quicker and can be scheduled on your timetable. Mediating is usually far less expensive than going to court, and much less stressful on all parties. Perhaps most importantly, mediation puts the solution in your hands rather than leaving important decisions to a judge or jury. As a result, mediated agreements tend to be more practical and long-lasting than court-ordered outcomes.
The role of a mediator is to facilitate discussion, offer suggestions and keep things moving forward, not to fan the flames or prolong your dispute. Call us at (240) 428-6800 or email us to arrange an appointment with Upper Marlboro mediator Jane Powers.
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