For parties in dispute who –
- Are capable of conducting or participating in a respectful process to resolve their disagreements,
- Are not attempting to “hide” material information from each other, and
- Have a situation where there is no asymmetry in terms of information or the ability to participate on an equal footing –
Mediation, where the parties attempt to reach agreement with the assistance of a neutral mediator, is a very effective and efficient dispute resolution process.
Susan Miller, divorce and family matters, and Fred Baird, business, are trained mediators and financial professionals, who can act as mediators, or set up and participate in a mediation process as neutral financial advisors, or provide advice to a client participating in a mediation process established independently.