In our overburdened judicial system, the resolution of any type of business, contract, real estate, financial or commercial dispute either before, during, or after litigation (to avoid appeal) is preferable to expensive and protracted litigation. This group provides Mediation as a solution for litigants and their attorneys seeking to minimize the cost, publicity, and uncertainty of a decision by a judge or a jury.
Court disputes between family members in guardianship proceedings concerning elder law and incapacity issues can also become contentious. Settling legal and family disputes through Mediation can alleviate emotional and financial burdens and help bring to fruition a settlement without resorting to litigation.
A mediator, acting as a neutral party, facilitates discussions which help people achieve a mutually acceptable resolution. For this reason, mediation is a process that has the potential to also preserve business and family relationships and can materially narrow the issues in a lawsuit.
Donna-Marie Korth is a trained and experienced mediator who serves on the Nassau County Bar Association Panel of Mediators, the Commercial Division Mediation Panel of the Nassau County Supreme Court, and the Superstorm Sandy Mediation Panel in the Eastern District of the United States District Court. Further, she is also a Mediator for the Guardianship PILOT Program in the Nassau County Supreme Court, serves on the Alternate Dispute Resolution Advisory Council of the Nassau County Bar Association, and has served as Co-Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.