How Mediation can Help Other Professionals
Many professionals don’t realize that a lawyer can be an asset beyond the courtroom. As a Certified Family Law Specialist and Mediator, Vivian L. Holley has helped hundreds of couples, business partners, and disputing parties settle their disagreements quickly and amicably without ever stepping into a courtroom. Through mediation, a confidential and cooperative process, parties are encouraged to work together toward an equitable resolution with the help of a neutral mediator. As realtors, mediation can be a vital tool in your arsenal, providing an expedient, low-cost, and collaborative resolution for the following situations:
1. Marital and Divorce Disputes Disrupting the Sale of Property
During these harsh economic times, many divorcing couples need to sell their home, whether they are divorcing or staying together. This can be a tricky situation to navigate, and oftentimes realtors can be caught in the middle of acrimonious splits, especially when clients face the new economic reality of the loss of their equity. Mediation can provide the couple and their realtor a fair low cost forum in which to amicably work out any disputes related to the selling of their property, as well as facilitate cooperation during the selling process.
2. Disputes Between Agents and Clients
Despite everyone’s best intentions, sometimes problems arise between buyers, sellers, and agents. Mediation is a fair and confidential step agents can take to resolve any issues before formal complaints are filed against them. Insurers even recommend that realtors try to resolve claims using mediation in order to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation.
A Letter From a Realtor
Dear Fellow Realtors,
In our line of work it is not uncommon to enter into business with divorcing couples. In these situations we can often find ourselves stuck in the middle a disagreement, and it can be challenging to find an amicable solution for both parties. To combat this type of uncomfortable situation, I have the pleasure of introducing my friend, Vivian L. Holley, Certified Family Law Specialist and Mediator. She just finished successfully mediating a financial separation for a close friend of mine. As a great lawyer, I thought Ms. Holley would be a valuable asset for realtors working with clients in similar situations.
Ms. Holley has helped hundreds of couples, business partners, and disputing parties settle their disagreements quickly and amicably without ever stepping into a courtroom. As realtors, mediation can be a vital tool in your arsenal, providing an expedient, low-cost, and collaborative resolution as parties are encouraged to work together toward an equitable resolution.
It never hurts to have the contact information for a person like Ms. Holley on hand. For questions about how mediation can help your real estate practice, contact Ms. Holley at Vivian@VivianHolley.com or call her office at 415-474-1011.
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3. Disputes Within Business Partnerships or Between Co-workers
As a neutral party, a mediator can also help business partners and associates navigate their trickiest business decisions, especially now where the down economy has caused more friction in the work place. From outlining the boundaries of a new partnership, to resolving disputes between partners and associates, or even ensuring the equitable dissolution of a business partnership, mediation can provide a constructive forum for solving even the most difficult business personnel issues amicably.
If you have any questions about how mediation can help your real estate practice, contact Ms. Vivian Holley at Vivian@VivianHolley.com, or call her office at 415-474-1011 to determine the best resolution option for you and your clients.