Matt Porter offers alternative dispute resolution services to individuals, families, employers and other agencies. Once all parties agree to mediate their dispute, Matt will arrange both a location and a date suitable for all parties. Matt will serve as the primary mediator, facilitating a conversation that establishes constructive communication between all parties. The goal of the session will be to reach a voluntary agreement that meets the primary needs of each party.
Mediation is a voluntary process. No dates will be arranged or fees collected until all parties consent to be involved in the process. Any agreement reached will also be freely entered into by all parties.
Mediation is a confidential process. Any oral or written communication shared during mediation cannot be disclosed by any party or by the mediator to anyone outside of the mediation.
As an outcome of successful mediation, a mediated settlement agreement may be produced that outlines the specific areas of agreement. This document can be included in court proceedings involving divorce and child custody.
Matt is not an attorney and will not provide legal advice or counsel. All parties participating are encouraged to include their attorney, but it is not mandatory that parties in mediation have legal counsel.
Fees will be collected after all parties have agreed to mediate and before dates are scheduled. It is assumed that parties will share the cost of mediation equally.