How do we solve tough conflicts in America? We hire an attorney. We live in an alarmist and lawsuit-friendly society where people sue each other at the drop of a hat. Litigation is only one of many ways to address conflict and should be a last resort. Dr. Z reminds people that mediation is a faster, cheaper, and simpler way to solve disputes.
We live and work in diverse environments. We interact with people of different religions, politics, ethnicities, worldviews, and property care habits. We find ourselves in disagreement with others but can’t sit down and talk with the other person on our own. Time goes by, the problem gets worse, and one of the parties eventually calls an attorney. It is a cycle that ends in bitter relations, wasted time, and potentially spending a large sum of money. Dr. Z can help end this debilitating cycle.
Mediation presents an opportunity to address conflicts that arise out of our personal lives:
- Landlord-tenant relationships
- Family feuds
- Roommate disputes
- Neighborhood disagreements
- Barking dogs
- Landscape disagreements
- Homeowner’s Association disputes
- Home maintenance issues
The best part about mediation is that you are not giving up any legal options for solving your dispute — if mediation does not work you can still hire an attorney! And this way you at least clearly understand the issues involved in your disagreement, which builds a stronger court case.