Patrick C. Massa, P.A.

Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Certified Mediator

Pat Massa Law Offices

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is My Case Suitable for Mediation?

Whether a dispute is appropriate for mediation depends on a number of factors relating to the interests of the parties involved in the dispute. Your dispute may be suitable for mediation if:

  • You have an ongoing relationship with the other person.
  • You don't feel unduly pressured, coerced, or under duress from the other party to do something you don't want to do.
  • You feel that you can negotiate and speak in your own best interest.
  • You are emotionally invested in the issues at stake.
  • The case involves more than money.
  • You want or need a quicker, more expedient outcome than court would allow.
  • You think it would help the situation if you could speak directly to the other side.
  • There are multiple people involved in the dispute.

Your case is probably not appropriate for mediation if:

  • There is ongoing abuse of one party by another.
  • The other party is not trustworthy or negotiating in good faith.
  • The issue is not negotiable.
  • You want to set a precedent in court.
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