Dallas Debt Collection Mediation
Most people only hear about about mediation in cases such as divorce, child support, child custody, and even personal injury, but many courts are also attempting to assist in the overburdened system through the use of mandatory (and voluntary) mediation procedures. The process is quite defined and offers an alternative to the uncertainty, expense, and time associated with litigation.
The Mediation Process
The courts that handle debt collection cases are severely overburdened, and as such, some of them have adopted mandatory mediation procedures. Mediation is commonly referred to as ADR (alternative dispute resolution) and is basically an informal negotiation process involving a neutral third party. In most cases, the third party is another attorney who has agreed to volunteer his time to work in the capacity of mediator. It could also be a court attorney who is working for the judge to assist in your case. The mediator doesn’t decide which party is right or wrong, but attempts to help them reach a mutual settlement.
Keep in mind if you choose to resolve your case in court rather than mediation, you’re simply at the mercy of the court. In contrast, each party is in control during mediation. If you cannot come to an agreement, you can still walk away from mediation and try your luck in court. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work the other way around.
If mediation an option in your case, it is advisable to choose an mediator in your area who has experience with debt disputes. For more information about Rasansky Resolution Center and how we may be able to handle your mediation, call us today at (214) 275-5333.