LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- If you've given up on negotiating a settlement of your dispute directly with the other party, mediation may be the most painless and efficient way to proceed according to top L.A. mediator, Mark Baer.
"People need to realize that the higher the conflict level, the more time it takes to resolve a dispute and the more it costs, both financially and emotionally. Lawsuits and litigated negotiation are processes based upon a win/lose paradigm and since nobody wants to lose, they inherently tend to escalate the conflict level in order to resolve a legal dispute. Mediation is essentially conflict intervention and well-qualified mediators have the skills to de-escalate the level of conflict and facilitate settlement of the dispute. Mediation is quick, private, solution-focused, and inexpensive compared to a lawsuit," explains Pasadena based Baer.
Baer, who has mediated cases for over 15 years and is also a well-respected attorney, has been practicing law since 1991.
"Mediation is particularly valuable when relationships are involved, particularly when the relationship is going to continue either by choice or circumstance. This may include family members, co-workers, business partners, neighbors, landlord/tenant relationships, and others with whom you will have a continuing personal or business relationship. Lawsuits tend to polarize and ultimately ruin relationships, so a huge advantage of mediation is its ability to facilitate the resolution of disputes, while improving or at least not further damaging relationships," said Baer.
SOURCE Mark B. Baer