What is Mediation?
Mediation is a confidential process that empowers parties to resolve their dispute, find closure and avoid the costs and stress of continued litigation. The mediator, who is a neutral party, facilitates settlement negotiations between the parties.
What is Elder Care Mediation?
Elder Care Mediation is a personal, private and voluntary process where the end result is tailored to each family’s unique circumstances and needs. The process is quick, flexible, and confidential and it is typically much less expensive than litigation. Elder Care Mediation empowers families to create the solution, rather than continue fighting, having a court impose a solution, or doing nothing. Through this collaborative process, Sylvia brings families together to openly and constructively discuss concerns and develop an action plan for their loved one. Action plans can address a variety of issues, including living arrangements, caregiving responsibilities and options, driving concerns, estate planning, business transition, care facility issues, and end of life decisions. Elder Care Mediation helps families move past their differences and reach an agreement.
What is Bankruptcy Mediation?
Bankruptcy Mediation is mediation of a dispute that arises in a bankruptcy case. It may involve efforts to resolve a two party dispute (such as a disputed claim or an avoidance action) or a multi-party dispute (such as negotiation of plan terms). Unlike mediation of other disputes, a mediated settlement agreement in a bankruptcy dispute may require approval of the bankruptcy court to be binding on the debtor.
If a party does not have an attorney, can a mediator provide legal advice during mediation?
No. Because the mediator is a neutral party, the mediator cannot provide legal advice to either party during mediation.
How much does mediation cost?
Sylvia Mayer charges $600 per party for a half day of mediation and $1,200 per party for a full day of mediation. Half day mediations start at either 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. and last approximately 4 hours. Full day mediations, which include lunch, begin at 9:30 a.m.
Where is the mediation held?
Sylvia Mayer conducts her mediations at Greenway Mediation Center, which is located at 3207 Mercer Street, Houston, Texas 77027, near the intersection of Edloe and West Alabama.