Mediation is a process through which people attempt to work out a win-win situation for their conflict. The goal of mediation is to reach a solution where both parties can leave satisfied with the outcome, and satisfied that they spent less money and less time than they would have in court. In the legal system mediation falls under the general classification umbrella of alternative dispute resolution, along with arbitration, neutral evaluation and collaborative law. In case you didn’t guess from our firm name, Morphis Law & Mediation likes helping people in this area.
Mediation allows people to fashion very personalized settlements that take into account how the parties work together, what each party truly wants and best interest of both. There is a lot of room for creativity, which often leads to mutually beneficial results. This is particularly important when important issues are at stake. To be able to craft your own agreement often means fewer arguments in the future, and a better life for you and the other party.
A mediator is someone who is trained to help individuals and businesses work out a compromise in situations where they have a disagreement with another individual or business. Almost any dispute can be privately mediated if all interested parties agree to participate. Unfortunately, however, very often the parties to a disagreement are not willing to work with each other and a lawsuit must be filed in order for a resolution to the dispute to be reached. In North Carolina the parties to any civil litigation matter filed in Superior Court are required to engage in mediation prior to the dispute being allowed to be heard for trial. Henry Morphis is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to assist parties and their attorneys with these mediations. Henry helps parties whether they privately select him as a mediator for their matter or if he is appointed by the Court to assist with their matter.
One thing Morphis Law & Mediation is not doing when it assists with a mediation is providing legal advice. As a mediator in a matter Henry is prohibited from acting as an attorney for either side.
If you or your business need any assistance working out a dispute give us a call at (828) 328-5297 and we will be happy to try and help you out.