Serving as a mediator is gratifying for attorney Harry B. Siegel. A successful mediation will usually save both parties thousands of dollars in legal fees in addition to preventing even further deterioration of the relationship between the parties.
Mediation allows you resolve your matter in a manner best for you and your family. This concept becomes even more important when children are involved since parents who litigate usually find it difficult, if not impossible, to communicate after the litigation.
Speak to an experienced family law lawyer to see if mediation is right for you.
Mediation Offers A Realistic Compromise
As active practicing family law attorney in Howard County, Mr. Siegel is able to engage in "reality testing" to enhance the mediation process. In essence this allows both parties to get an idea of what may happen if the case is decided by a judge or master, thus giving you a better idea of whether a mediated resolution which may be "on the table" is worth considering.
The Avoidance Of Costly Legal Fees
All of the attorneys in the office are capable of serving as mediators and all have actively mediated cases as attorneys for our clients. Mr. Siegel's hourly rate as a mediator is $300 per hour. In Maryland, this cost is usually split evenly by the parties, but that is subject to the agreement of the parties. Payment is due at the conclusion of the mediation.
Parties are welcome to come to mediation with or without an attorney. However, if you already have an attorney, you are encouraged to discuss mediation in depth with your attorney before the process begins.
When an attorney from SIEGELLAW acts as a mediator, we do not act as an attorney for either party and we do not give legal advice. The only legal advice upon which a participant in mediation should rely is that of their own, independent attorney.
Consider Whether Mediation Is An Available Option
We look forward to the possibility of serving as a mediator for your dispute. If you wish to use our services, please contact us by email or telephone at 410-792-2300.