Civil Dispute Mediation Utah
Civil disputes can involve anything that doesn’t require a criminal court hearing. If mediation is started at the beginning of a dispute, the issue can usually be resolved quickly and with minimal expense to both parties. Civil disputes often involve people in close relationships and using mediation to resolve these disputes can salvage the relationship and help everyone walk away from the dispute on good terms.
Civil mediation involves the disputing parties meeting together to discuss the issue and work to come to a mutual agreement. A mediator acts as a neutral and legal third party in order to guide the disputing parties through the mediation process and to a mutually beneficial agreement. The biggest aspect of mediation is appropriate communication between the disputing parties to discuss and resolve the dispute. The parties in conflict control the outcome of civil mediation by making a decision together about what the outcome should be. This is beneficial to the relationship involved because there are not winners or losers and everyone feels at ease with the outcome.
Because civil mediation results in a mutual agreement, if the parties cannot agree on an outcome the dispute can always be taken to court through formal litigation. When a civil dispute is handled through formal litigation, everything about the case becomes public record. Mediation is a far more private method of resolving the dispute and everything said and decided through mediation is private with the exception of the discovery of criminal activity and child abuse.
Whether your civil dispute involves an issue with an employer, neighbor or close family member, mediation may be the best option to repair the relationship and resolve the matter. For questions about civil dispute mediation please call the office of Thomas V Rasmussen (801)484-3000