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Mediation

If you’re involved in a legal dispute with another party, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is often a better alternative to litigation.

Mediation can help both parties save time, money, and stress while reaching a favorable outcome for all.

See how Froerer & Miles in Ogden, UT, can help you reach an agreement without going to court.

Resolve Your Conflict Quickly With the Help of Our Utah Attorneys

Mediation has helped ex-spouses, business partners, and family members alike resolve their disputes and preserve their relationships. If you're having a legal dispute with someone, our certified mediation specialist can help you reach a timely resolution.

Parties should contact a mediator within 15 days of filing their dispute. They must then begin the mediation process within 45 days. Our legal team is ready to hear from you to get this process started.

If you think you could benefit from mediation, our Utah attorneys can help. Request your free consultation at our Ogden, UT, law firm today:

(801) 621-2690

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Lorie Leavitt

2020

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Everyone at Froere and Miles have been great to work with. They have been consertive with my time and money, attempting to settle issues without prolonged litigation. I appreciate their help and highly recommend their services.

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Ryan Steinbeigle

2020

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Terrific law firm. Responsive and timely with any requests that we've had. Consummate professionals that can handle any legal issues you may have. Highly recommend.

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Meet Our Certified Mediation Specialist

Robert E. Froerer

Mr. Froerer has been helping clients in Ogden, UT, and throughout Northern Utah reach agreements through mediation since 1985. He can assess your case and determine if you could benefit from mediation. You can trust Mr. Froerer to guide you through your case and explore all possible solutions until deciding on one that works for both parties.

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Why Would I Need a Mediator?

Common cases that benefit from seeking the services of a mediator include divorce and family law.

Divorce

In the state of Utah, the courts require at least one session of mediation if there are contested issues after an answer is filed to a divorce complaint. This means that the two parties must try to resolve their dispute with mediation. If an agreement cannot be made, the divorcing couple may move forward with the court process. Extreme cases may be excused from mediation.

Family Law Disputes

Our law firm believes parents should be involved in shaping their child's life, so we mediate family law disputes like child custody, support, and visitation. This approach can help both parents maintain an active role in parenting. Additionally, mediation during divorce can be beneficial when children are involved as it can help you maintain a stable relationship with your ex.


Mediation may also be used in other non-criminal cases. To see if your legal dispute could benefit from mediation, contact our Ogden, UT, law firm.

Understanding the Mediation Process

Your mediation with our Ogden, UT, mediator will occur at a date, time, and location that all parties have agreed upon. During your mediation, you can expect several steps:
If you're having a legal dispute with someone, our certified mediation specialist can help you reach a timely resolution.
If you're having a legal dispute with someone, our certified mediation specialist can help you reach a timely resolution.

Introductions

Mr. Froerer will introduce himself and explain the rules of mediation. He will encourage everyone to work together to find common ground and a solution. Depending on your case, both parties may or may not have an attorney present during mediation.

Discussion

Parties will begin with opening statements in which they will describe what they believe the dispute is about, how it affects them, and what they hope to gain from mediation. During opening statements, the other party is not allowed to interrupt. We will then discuss these opening statements together.

Separate Meetings

Each party will then meet privately with our mediator to discuss their position in the dispute and how they believe the dispute can be resolved. Our mediator may move between parties several times to close the gap between disagreements and negotiate a settlement.

Joint Negotiation

Though the parties typically don't meet again until a settlement is reached, the mediator may allow them to negotiate directly in rare cases.

Agreement

It can take several mediation sessions to reach an agreement, but once an agreement has been reached, our mediator will put the terms into writing and all parties will sign the document.

Court

If an agreement can't be reached through mediation, the case will go to arbitration or court.

Preparing for Mediation

If you want to give yourself the best chances of having a successful mediation session with our Utah mediator, there are some simple guidelines you can follow:

Identify Interests

Have a clear idea of your priorities and what you hope to gain from mediation. For example, a divorcing couple may prioritize time with their children, and business partners may wish to preserve their relationship in the long term. Try to reach a settlement that addresses these interests.

Be Realistic

Enter your mediation session with realistic expectations. Both parties have to be flexible and do their best to understand the other party's goals. You may not get everything you want, but you may be able to negotiate and find terms that are still favorable.

Have an Open Mind

During the mediation process, you may encounter facts and arguments you hadn't considered. Our Utah mediator recommends that clients be prepared for this, keep an open mind, and listen with respect.

"Mediation has helped ex-spouses, business partners, and family members alike resolve their disputes and preserve their relationships."
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Froerer & Miles

The attorneys at Froerer & Miles have successfully represented clients in a wide range of practice areas since 1959. Our team of attorneys can protect your best interests in matters related to:

  • Personal injury
  • Family law
  • Estate law
  • Business law

We offer free consultations and provide honest feedback to potential clients regarding their cases. To request your free consultation, contact us online or call us at (801) 621-2690.

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