What Issues Can Be Addressed?

Almost any matter is dispute is a candidate for mediation. Common mediation issues include the following:


Parenting plans

Probate settlements and will contests


Post-divorce agreement modification

Contract disputes

Partnership/joint venture issues

Personal injury cases

Consumer/merchant issues

Firm/client disagreements

Landlord/tenant issues

Workplace/employment conflicts

Sexual harassment/retaliation

Organization/volunteer issues

Neighborhood disputes

Insurance claims

Gender, ethnic, cultural conflicts

Collaborative law is most often used in divorce and family law cases in the United States. Its use in other area of law is expanding. Virtually any dispute in which the parties are willing to work together to find a mutually acceptable solution is a candidate for collaborative law.

©2008 Ronnie C. McClure, PhD, CPA