Why use mediation?

Reasons the Judge will require mediation:

  • Mediation is economical
  • Settlement is viewed as fair by both parties
  • One court meeting
  • No need to subpoena evidence or witnesses and depend on their presence at trial
  • No extensive trial preparation
  • Preserves personal and business relationships
  • Allows debtors to arrange repayment plans, avoid a judgment, and preserve credit reputation
  • Protects privacy and avoids the publicity of trial
  • Both parties remain in control and participate in a "win-win" solution
  • The agreement is final and the dispute resolved

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1. What is a small claims case?
2. Is an attorney necessary?
3. Who can file a small claims case?
4. What does it cost to file a small claims case?
5. What information is needed to file a small claims case?
6. Is information needed for suing someone other than an individual?
7. What happens after the filing of a small claims case?
8. Why use mediation?
9. Is a jury trial possible in a small claims case?
10. What happens to the case if a settlement is reached?
11. How does a party collect on any judgment?
12. May a lien be filed against the defendant's property?