This video is part of a mediation series on trust, estate, will, probate, and family business dispute, produced by Pennsylvania family estate law firm Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees Attorneys at Law. In it, David M. Frees, III addresses the question of how to choose a mediator.

Choosing a mediator can be one of the most important decisions that you can make in settling your family dispute. Not only can choosing mediation help you avoid costly litigation, but choosing a qualified and experienced mediator can bring your family to resolution more quickly. Selection of your mediator is also the most important factor in reaching a resolution in your family’s dispute.

Other than avoiding time consuming and costly litigation, mediation also allows for family relationships to remain in place through the dispute process.

There are several questions that you should ask the mediator that you are considering:

  1. How many cases of this type have you mediated?
  2. How often do you mediate these types of claims?
  3. Are you a psychologist, past judge, or an attorney?
  4. What will the costs be?
  5. How often will the mediation occur?
  6. How long will the mediation take?

To learn more about mediation, make sure to view the other videos in this series. If you need a qualified and experienced mediator in your dispute, call Mr. Frees today at 610.933.8069.

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