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Mediation in Martinsburg & Jefferson County

Berkeley County Mediation Services

While we are able and willing to represent you in court litigation, an ideal conflict is settled outside the court. Mediation is a more peaceable alternative to the harrowing court proceedings. During mediation, parties come together to comprehensively review and resolve their conflict. Mediation can be beneficial for issues where the two parties have a relationship that they wish to maintain.

We conduct mediations for any civil cases referred by the Court, or informally as requested by parties or their lawyers, including:

  • Asset distribution in divorce
  • Business disputes
  • Civil litigation

At Sutton & Janelle, PLLC our team is dedicated to promoting your best interests. As a State Bar certified mediator, Attorney Janelle conducts mediations in civil matters throughout West Virginia. He has 20+ years of experience as a civil and family court trial attorney that puts him in a unique position to understand the parties' disputes and to help craft creative settlement solutions.

Prevent Surprises by Partnering With an Experienced Legal Team

As your Berkley County attorneys, we prepare diligently for your mediation. We help you to build a comprehensive plan which can account for any surprise demands that the other party may make when we are at the table. Our goal is to help you to put a good faith effort forward as we work toward an arrangement that is agreeable to both parties involved.

During mediation, we encourage our clients to approach the meetings with a respectful attitude toward your former spouse, business partner, neighbor or family member, expecting to receive the same from the other side. Mediation is meant to be a space which fosters a structured time for both parties to honestly and tactfully voice their needs and expectations for life past the conflict.

When to Choose Mediation Over Litigation

Mediation is an ideal option for individuals who are able to interact in a professional manner in order to come to an agreement. Through mediation, you are often able to save time and money, as it does not require court appearances. Call our firm today for help from a State Bar certified mediator and avoid trial with alternative resolutions for your dispute.

Find out if mediation is the right choice for you by getting in contact our Jefferson County and Berkeley County lawyers.

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