How do the parties and the mediator work together?
The mediator himself or herself is going to be a neutral and unbiased individual that’s only there to attempt to facilitate an agreement between the two parties. They’re not going to provide legal advice at the mediation. The parties depending on their case can either be in separate rooms with his or her attorney or they can be in joint rooms working together on resolving the issues. We recommend separate rooms. If the parties are in separate rooms, the mediator will go between the two rooms to communicate with each party about what the other party is seeking in an attempt to resolve the case. If an agreement can be made between the parties, the mediator will put all that is agreed upon into a Mediation Agreement.