Keeping in line with our philosophy of being problem solvers, Peek Goldstone, LLC offers mediation services. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) in which the parties have the benefit of a neutral 3rd party (one of our experienced attorneys) to facilitate negotiations and assist the parties in reaching a resolution without court intervention. The mediator cannot make decisions for the parties, nor can the mediator provide legal advice to the parties or be called to testify at a later date in the event that the case does not settle. Rather, mediation provides the parties with a forum to speak freely and safely without the fear of offers being disclosed and/or used against them at a later date. Mediation is often the best venue for the parties to determine their own fate, as the alternative – going to trial – will result in a determination that neither party typically is happy with.