Mediation is a facilitated form of conflict resolution in which an impartial third person, called a “neutral,” helps disagreeing parties reach a resolution. It often is used to resolve conflict between two or more parties as an alternative to appearing in court. In Maine, all family law litigants are required to mediate before the parties can appear in court at any contested hearing.
Mediation includes: private and court sponsored mediation, and it can be used as a format for binding reference/arbitration.
Member of the Maine Association of Mediators
Attorney Liz Schefffee guides individuals and/or organizations through a dispassionate discussion of the conflict at hand and works with the parties and their attorneys to find mutually agreeable solutions. Liz has meditated many cases throughout her career and is experienced in finding solutions to even the most complex disputes. As a mediator, she often helps people who want to resolve disputes in a constructive, positive environment without going to court. Liz does not specifically represent either party in mediation — her job is to move the discussion forward toward a compromise.
To contact Scheffee Law for family law assistance
ELIZABETH J. SCHEFFEE, ESQ.
7 ESTATE DRIVE GORHAM, ME 04038