Let’s face it, people have very busy schedules today. Work, kids, limited vacation, limited free time.
Though critical, it’s not often easy to schedule the time necessary to work your way through a conflict such as divorce or a failing family business. Or, in the case of assisting elderly parents, siblings may find themselves throughout the state or country, if not world. Even in the geographically large Capital District alone, sometimes it is a real challenge dealing with local traffic
Virtual mediation may work for you.
Hopeless situation? Not at all. While special challenges may be presented, we can mediate your disputes even if you are not physically present together in the room. We will also work with you to arrange your mediation sessions at a time that is convenient for you.
We can and do utilize modern communications technology to assist you to resolve your divorce or other family dispute. (And yes, the technology is a bit more sophisticated than that pictured at left; read on below.)
Strategic use of modern accessible technology can facilitate remote mediation.
We are expert at using communications technologies. As a result, we can offer our mediation and legal services using such proven, effective technologies as:
- Telephone conference calls
- Video conferencing via Skype and similar services
- Webinar-style services that permit all parties to view what is on a single computer screen at the same time
- Secure, shared online documents
As with any mediation, the parties and mediator to a “virtual” mediation are routinely “checking in” to ensure that the process is working for them. Further, as with in-person meetings, the technologies deployed allow each party the same, if not instantaneous, access to relevant information and communications. No technology is used that each party is not completely comfortable with.
“Virtual” or “remote” mediation or dispute resolution may not be appropriate for everybody. Increasingly, however, people of all ages are becoming more and more comfortable with the communications technologies that routinely impact our lives.
It may be that use of only some technologies, or a blend of in-person and remote mediation sessions may work best for you. Whatever the case, it is useful to know that technologies exist to facilitate the prompt, civil and thorough resolution of your dispute.