Why use mediation?

The judge will require mediation because mediation is economical. The settlement is viewed as fair by both parties. There is one court meeting. You do not need to subpoena witnesses or evidence and depend on their presence at trial. You do not have to conduct extensive trial preparation. 

Mediation preserves personal and business relationships. It allows debtors to arrange repayment plans, avoid judgment, and preserve credit reputation. Mediation protects privacy and avoids the publicity of the trial. Both parties remain in control and participate in a "win-win" solution. The agreement is final and the dispute resolved.

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1. What is a small claims case?
2. Do I need a lawyer?
3. Who can file a small claims case?
4. What does it cost to file a small claims case?
5. What information do I need to file a small claims case?
6. Are there other requirements?
7. What happens after I file my small claims case?
8. Why use mediation?
9. Can I have a jury trial on my small claims case?
10. What happens to my case if a settlement is reached?
11. How can I collect my judgment?
12. Can I file a lien against the defendant's property?