At Griffin & Sears, we believe that empathy is the heart of advocacy. We understand that the laws which govern the society we live in affect people differently. As empathetic, wholistic advocates, we treat you like an individual instead of a case number. We will listen to the unique circumstances you are facing and assist you in developing short term goals to meet your immediate needs as well as sustainable strategies for future success.
Initiating an honest, personal conversation with an attorney can be an intimidating experience, especially when the information you need to share with your advocate is associated with feelings of shame or embarrassment. At Griffin & Sears, we acknowledge how difficult taking that first step can be. When you are ready to share your story, our attorneys will greet you with open minds, open hearts, and attentive ears.
For Potential Clients:
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We understand the barrier that legal financial obligations can create for individuals and families, which is why we endeavor to make our legal services more accessible to our clients through flexible payment arrangements. Give us a call today with questions or to set up a free, initial consultation. If you are facing significant financial barriers, please see our "Resources" page and contact us to discuss your options. We look forward to working with you!
Mediation is a confidential settlement process used by the courts to resolve issues between parties in lieu of unnecessary litigation. The mediation process saves the court and the parties time and resources. During the mediation, the parties meet with the mediator, who acts as a neutral third party to settle disputes on terms favorable to both parties. Parties may or may not be represented by attorneys during the mediation process.
Mediation empowers the parties to reach agreements on important personal decisions rather than entrusting the decision making process to a judge. Even if the parties are unable to reach an agreement as to every issue in dispute, resolving some issues in mediation substantially reduces the time, energy, and money the parties will have to invest into their case.
Some parties prefer to avoid the litigious nature of adversarial court proceedings by working through a mediator to reach an agreement. If an agreement between the parties is reached, the mediator, who does not represent either party, can draw the necessary paperwork to submit to the court for an additional fee. Parties always have the option to participate in mediation with or without counsel. If you and the opposing party in your dispute are looking for a less expensive, less stressful resolution, this process may be an ideal solution for you!