The mediation process allows the parties to decide the outcome of their dispute themselves, instead of the litigation process, where the Court decides. The mediation process is quicker, less expensive, and less stressful than litigation.
Mr. Dell began mediating in 2002, after completing the SMU Dispute Resolution Program in 2003 and receiving his Master's Degree from SMU. Mr. Dell started his Law Firm in 2008 and has since had extensive litigation and mediation experience in both family law and Business disputes. He is committed to resolving the parties' dispute(s) with compassion and understanding, and giving each party the attention they require through a challenging legal process.
"I am a proponent of the parties being informed and empowered to make their own future, by deciding the outcome of their dispute, through a fair, unbiased, reasonable, and creative dispute resolution process."
- Paul G. Dell, Esq.
Mediation is the controlled and confidential communications between the parties, through a neutral facilitator (the Mediator) with the goal of reaching an agreement. Mediation is generally confidential. Mediation discussions and all materials developed for a mediation are generally not admissible in any subsequent court or other contested proceeding, except by reaching a Mediated Settlement Agreement. The mediator is obligated to describe the extent of mediation confidentiality and exceptions to that confidentiality. The mediator has an equal and balanced responsibility to assist each mediating party and cannot favor the interests of any one party over another, nor should the mediator favor a particular result in the mediation. Your mediator is ethically obligated to acknowledge any substantive bias on issues in discussion. The mediator's role is to ensure that parties reach agreements in a voluntarily and informed manner, and not as a result of coercion or intimidation.
Based upon having actively participated in voluntarily resolving issues, participant satisfaction and the likelihood of compliance are found to be far more elevated through mediation, in contrast to litigation.
$400 per party Half-Day Civil (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) or (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
$450 per party Half-Day Family (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) or (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
$750 per party Full-Day Civil (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) – Lunch Provided
$800 per party Full-Day Family (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) – Lunch Provided
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