After spending two days of advanced mediation training in San Diego last week, I was reminded once again of the importance of looking for alternative ways of resolving legal disputes. Mediation allows a trained and impartial individual to assist the parties to identify key issues, review alternatives and search for workable solutions. The process can save tens of thousands of dollars and countless hours of emotional strain. The experience of the mediator provides perspective, a sounding board and the hope of finding common ground when emotions are clouding good judgment.
Hickman & Lowder is developing a mediation practice for all types of disputes, especially disputes in probate court. Our firm has an extensive probate practice, which includes representing families embroiled in guardianship contests, arguments over wills and other intensely emotional conflicts. Through mediation, we are able to assist people who wish to avoid complex, expensive and damaging court proceedings. Hickman & Lowder is currently on the Probate Court referral lists in Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties.
– Posted by Frank Hickman