OC Dispute Resolution Services, LLC

Focusing on Divorce & Business Mediation

We are committed to providing mediation and dispute resolution services designed to accomplish one thing - - RESOLUTION!  Our mediator's are experienced, tenacious, compassionate and skilled at resolving cases just like yours.  Whether it takes two hours or sixteen hours, we are there for you.

Contact us to see how we can help you settle your dispute!

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How Do I Prepare for Mediation?

1.  Review your documents and evidence

Gather all the relevant evidence and organize it. Review it all carefully. Understand the other side's position and review their evidence.

2.  Bring key documents and evidence to refer to & support your arguments

Preparation is key. Having everything there to assist you can only help.

3.  Work with your attorney to determine your "bottom line"

Spend some time preparing with your attorney in advance (not the morning of).

4.  Understand the other side's claims (your weaknesses) and prepare to address them head on

So that you can make informed decisions, you should be aware of your case strengths and weaknesses.

5.  Consider many different settlement options (payments over time, restructuring, etc.)

Think out of the box. Money isn't always the only way to resolve a matter in Mediation.

6.  Don't draw a line in the sand early in the Mediation

You want to remain open minded and keep the process going as long as progress is being made.

Mediating a Partnership & Business Dissolution

Ending a business partnership is a bit like ending a marriage.  Assets have been accumulated and need to be divided.  Depending upon whether one or more partners will continue in the same line of work, client relationships need to be addressed.  There are also liabilities that need to be addressed.  In order to properly separate, the partners need to decide if the partnership will be dissolved, continued on by one or more of the partners or sold.  These issues should be explored in detail when trying to resolve the issues so that everyone is aware of the pro's and con's (i.e., liabilities) of continuing forward in the business.  If the partnership is to be dissolved, there are IRS waivers that need to be obtained.  It is more than just shutting the doors or handing the keys over to the new owners!

To adequately prepare for partnership mediation, everyone must be aware of all assets, liabilities, exposure, and rights of the parties.  The relevant documentation should be shared in advance of the mediation, so that everyone can make informed decisions.  Involve the company CPA if need be.  

Partnership mediations can be quite complex, especially when there are more than 2 sides (i.e., a business with 4 partners).  

We want to handle your next mediation or arbitration!