Mediation is a voluntary settlement negotiation facilitated by a neutral third party who has no decision-making power. The hallmark of mediation is its focus on the interests, needs, values and goals of the parties, as opposed to their positions. The mediator tries to facilitate an agreement, but does not force either party to agree. In short, both parties should make a good-faith attempt to agree on issues that are in dispute. Neither party, however, should feel that the “agreement” was forced upon him/her.
Who Is the Mediator?
Most mediators are lawyers with experience in family law. Many others are highly skilled professionals with substantial experience in their respective fields, such as accounting, counseling or tax preparation.
What Is the Length of Mediation?
Mediation normally will be for two hours but often the duration depends upon the progress, the cooperative spirit (or lack of it) exhibited by the parties, the desires of the parties to keep trying, and other factors.
Your Lawyer’s Role in Mediation
We will meet with you before the mediation session starts to discuss your case and prepare you to mediate. We are at your service at any time to discuss the progress of your mediation, to suggest ways in which it might be more productive.
To make an appointment, please call us at 816-256-5440.
We are available to help you with your family law or estate planning needs in the following Missouri counties: Platte, Clay, Jackson, Buchanan, Andrew, Clinton, DeKalb, Holt, Nodaway and Ray.
We are available to help you with your family law or estate planning needs in the following Kansas counties: Leavenworth, Wyandotte, and Johnson.
Kiske Law Office, LLC
10525 N. Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64153
Kiske Law Office, LLC
1911 Jules St.
St. Joseph, MO 64501
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