Attorney Timpany is a trained collaborative
mediator who can help you resolve your dispute. In a collaborative
mediation, the mediator assists the parties in exploring the issues,
brainstorming and arriving at a result acceptable to all parties.
The mediator is neutral and is not permitted to give the parties
legal advice. The process is voluntary. The outcome is determined
and controlled by the parties.
Unlike traditional mediation, the collaborative mediator does not
caucus separately and does not decide or make recommendations about
the outcome. Also, the parties must agree not to litigate or
threaten to litigate, because one of the primary goals of this
process is to avoid going to court.
Collaborative mediation allows for the use of a team approach, and
can include other collaboratively-trained neutral professionals such
as a divorce coach, child specialist or financial planner. It can be
less costly than litigating because the parties share the costs of
the mediation, and no money is wasted on unproductive fighting. The
process uses transparent, respectful communitions. The parties are
encouraged to seek out collaboratively-trained attorneys for legal
advice and to draft and review their final agreements. The process
is confidential, and team members communicate openly and freely with
For more information about collaborative mediation, please contact
Attorney Timpany at
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