Mediation Firm Teams with Attorney to Launch The Center for Law & Mediation, P.C.

Jeffrey J. Beaton, Esquire is working exclusively as a mediator to offer affordable, one stop resolutions to thorny legal disputes. This new service will be offered to residents of South Hampton Roads, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk.

Virginia Beach, VA, April 1, 2010 - Jeffrey Beaton, a former  trial attorney with Beaton & Hart, P.C., is moving to The Center for Law & Mediation, P.C. to offer an affordable and time-sensitive alternative to traditional lawyer and court focused litigation.

“At The Center for Law & Mediation, we pride ourselves on providing cost-effective mediation services to all of our clients. Our firm specializes in family disputes, consumer and employment conflicts. Our mission is to act as a neutral facilitator, providing a forum in which the parties can reach a “win-win” settlement,” said Beaton.

A long-time trail lawyer, Beaton is an advocate of mediation. “The parties control the outcome of the dispute,” says Beaton, “... they take ownership of the final contract of resolution or mediation agreement.”

Under the terms of an agreement to mediate, the parties retain the right to have an attorney advise them. Further, the discussions in mediation are confidential. Each party avoids the risk of public judicial decision which might be contrary to their initial positions and interests.

Mediation can help resolve many types of disputes such as civil rights violations, consumer complaints, neighborhood disagreements, allocation of business or personal finances, elder law issues and disability related complaints. Of course, mediation requires clients to take a certain amount of responsibility for the outcome of his or her case. Each party must come prepared to exchange information regarding the dispute as thoroughly as possible. It is the mediator’s job tohelp the participants find a common ground.

The Center for Law & Mediation, P.C. aims to work with the court systems to bring resolution to many disputes with th help of attorneys and judges. “Our hope is to give the over-burdened court system a break while putting the responsibility for a resolution in the hands of the parties.” Contact the Center at 757-412-4123, or contact Beaton directly at www.mediate.com. You may also find more information at www.facebook/thecenterforlaw&mediation.com.