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What does a mediator do?

On Behalf of | Mar 22, 2022 | Firm News

A mediator is someone who will provide information as a neutral party to individuals who are sorting through a conflict. Two things to note are that a mediator cannot represent clients in court, and a mediator can represent both parties in a conflict.

Mediators can give legal information but not legal advice. The following are some of the responsibilities of a mediator in Georgia.

Facilitates divorce

For couples who wish to settle their divorce out of court, seeking a mediator’s advice can be a good option. A mediator will often ask the two people involved questions regarding the divorce and what they wish to get out of it, either with the couple together or separately. Mediators then give the couple the knowledge they need to help them make the best decision for themselves and any children involved.

Helps with lawsuits

If one person sues another for any reason, they may find it easier and less costly to settle the dispute without going to trial. In these cases, a mediator helps to facilitate a productive discussion between all parties involved so that they can agree on a settlement amount.

Assists with property disputes

If a person has a disagreement with a neighbor regarding property lines or right-of-way access, a mediator can assist them going forward. This assistance could include finding official boundary maps and investigating zoning and access laws in the county.

If someone is going through any of these situations, a mediator can provide them with the information they need to solve the issue.