“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, and expenses, and waste of time.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Mediation is a series of structured conversations between parties who want to work together to reach an agreement on a particular issue or problem. Joy is an experienced mediator who works with you to understand the issues that underlie a particular problem and helps to focus and guide the discussion. She maintains neutrality, makes sure that everyone is heard, and helps parties work together to develop options that may not have been explored before. Joy helps guide the discussion to help you and the persons you are mediating with to make decisions that are mutually acceptable to everyone involved. Her goal is to help you come to a resolution one based on an understanding of your own views, the other party’s views, and the reality you each face. The process is voluntary and confidential.