Attorney Stacy M. Kirven is a certified mediator and is pleased to offer those services to Sheridan and the surrounding areas. If you cannot afford to retain an attorney and you believe your issues can be resolved without a lawsuit or judge intervention, then we can help negotiate and facilitate as an outside, neutral third party who does not represent either side.

Mediation is most common in divorce and child custody issues and in disputes between family members, neighbors, business partners, landlords and tenants, and labor unions and management. However, some non-violent criminal cases, like those involving verbal harassment, can result in a successful resolution during mediation. Claims that do not involve a legal issue are also good candidates for mediation, such as conflicts between neighbors or workplace disputes.

​Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution may be the best way to resolve the differences between two parties without having to get the courts involved. Having a neutral third party, that does not have a stake in the disagreement, is necessary to facilitate productive discussions between the two aggrieved parties. Instead of each party hiring their own attorney to advocate for them, in mediation, the two parties hire an arbiter to help them come to an agreement they both can live with. The result is typically less costly, faster, and more efficient. Conflict resolution is can also play a healing role in the relationships between the two parties. Instead of being adversaries looking to win at all costs, it forces the parties to see the other point of view and can lead to a deeper understanding of each party’s actions that brought them there in the first place. If you have an issue that you need to be resolved, contact our office to speak to us about our mediation services and what you may see out of a conflict resolution.