Civil Mediation

Kevin Steinacker, attorney, will act as an impartial third party to help the two parties involved in the dispute find a solution they both agree on. As a mediator, he will guide you through the process and help you evaluate possible solutions. Mediation procedure may be different depending on the needs of the parties involved. You cannot force someone to participate in mediation, so both parties need to agree to be involved.

Your mediator will listen to both parties to create a list of issues to be resolved. He will listen to the concerns of both parties on each issue and help the parties negotiate until an agreement is reached. If the parties have attorneys, they will often be present to help you as well.
Local court rules in many counties in Washington require the parties to try some form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), such as mediation, before going to trial.

Mediation can be helpful in resolving conflicts in many areas, including:

  • Family (Divorce, Child Custody, Property Division, etc.)
  • Business (Contract Disputes, Intellectual Property, Partnership or Shareholder Disagreements, etc.)
  • Real estate (Boundary Disputes, Homeowners or Condo Associations, Easements, Disagreements with Neighbors, Landlord-tenant, Construction, etc.)
  • Probate (Will Contests, Estate Distribution, etc.)
  • Workplace (Employment, Labor)

Kevin Steinacker can help you reach an agreement through a private and confidential session. Mediation is a peaceful and effective solution for resolving various conflicts. Mediation can be very effective to solve issues outside of court, saving you time and money.

If you would like to schedule a mediation or if you have more questions, feel free to contact our office.