Mediation is a process whereby a neutral third person called a mediator acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties. It is an informal and nonadversarial process with the objective of helping the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement.

In mediation, decision-making authority rests with the parties. The role of the mediator includes, but is not limited to, assisting the parties in identifying issues, fostering joint problem solving, and exploring settlement alternatives. The mediator is a neutral, impartial third person who facilitates the mediation process.

The mediator’s role is to reduce obstacles to communication, assist in identifying issues, explore alternatives, and otherwise facilitate voluntary agreements to resolve disputes, without prescribing what the resolution will be. Mediation may be voluntary or court-ordered. As a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, Mr. McCorvey acts as a mediator in disputes involving over $15,000 in controversy.