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Certified Plano Mediation Attorneys

Mediation Services and Representation in Eastern and Northern Texas

The cost of resolving a dispute in court can be immense, although it often is a necessary investment in protecting an important interest. In many cases, however, there are alternatives to litigation that can be more effective while being less costly, time consuming and confrontational. Mediation is one of those options and it is a tool that should be considered.

In mediation, an impartial third party facilitates confidential discussions between parties in order to reach a negotiated settlement. Using specific techniques, a mediator often is able to help the parties develop a resolution to the dispute that both sides find acceptable.

Parties typically are represented by attorneys during mediation, and it can be helpful to consult with a lawyer who has experience with both mediation and litigation. An experienced trial attorney can explain how the dynamics of your case might play out at trial, advise you on the law, and help you understand your options so you can make informed decisions.

Siebman, Forrest, Burg & Smith, LLP, represents clients during mediation, and we also have attorneys who act as mediators. To evaluate whether your dispute could be resolved efficiently and effectively through mediation, contact Siebman Forrest and schedule an appointment at any of our four local offices in Sherman, Plano, Tyler and Marshall.

Mediation Can Resolve a Wide Range of Disputes

Mediation can be used in a variety of complex business disputes, including partnership disputes, employment law issues, patent infringement claims and divorce, among others.

In many cases, the Texas and federal court systems require mediation before litigation can proceed. This not only helps manage dockets and judicial resources, but it also encourages parties to settle disputes without judicial intervention, which saves everyone time, money and stress. It also can preserve businesses and business relationships.

In family law, mediation can be an invaluable tool. Handling divorce and other family legal issues in a less adversarial way reduces the destructive force that family conflicts can have long term. Mediation can actively promote workable solutions — making it more likely that everyone involved will follow the plan. The process also can help preserve or build the practical working relationships that divorcing parents will need as their children grow.

Attorney Clyde Siebman is a trained mediator, and Siebman Forrest can provide mediation services and logistics. Trained mediators also are effective in assisting clients involved in mediation — representing the client as their advocate during mediation.

As a mediator, Mr. Siebman promotes an atmosphere of open discussion so parties are receptive to, rather than resistant to, resolution. They also can encourage negotiation by helping parties understand the pros, cons and true costs of litigation. Both attorneys are experienced and well equipped in the combat of litigation and they use this knowledge and insight to explain the inherent risks and costs to those involved.

Contact Siebman Forrest for a Mediator or Representation in Mediation

Whether you are seeking an attorney to represent you during mediation or if you would like to hire one of our mediators, then you can be assured Siebman Forrest will handle your dispute with integrity and a firm commitment to reaching a favorable result.

To discuss mediation, contact Siebman Forrest