Mediation Services

Who knows more about what you want than YOU?

Not the attorney you hire to represent you or the judge that hears your case.

Use MEDIATION to work out your own solutions.

If the first words out of your attorney’s mouth are “It is so expensive,” try Mediation.

Usually for less than a quarter of the cost of a lawsuit, the two of you can resolve your own case.

Mediation is a process of negotiation between you and the other side guided by a neutral independent third party-- someone who is not encouraging your side or the other side.

Who do you want to be a mediator?

  • You want someone who is fair;
  • Who will listen carefully to both sides;
  • Who will ask you questions and interpret your statements;
  • Who will help you express your wants and desires and do the same for the other side.

What happens in mediation?

First the mediator will establish some ground rules, such as,

  • Each side can tell their story without interruption,
  • No person can be rude, disrespectful or violent, and
  • Understand and agree that he mediator cannot be forced to testify about what was said.

Most importantly, both parties must agree to sincerely try to resolve their dispute rather than spend the money to have someone else make a decision for them.

Step One: Each Side tells their story.
Step Two: Mediator keeps track of the issues that each side raises;
Mediator guides the parties as they clarify and expand on the issues identified;
Mediator helps the two parties to articulate points they agree on, large or small;
Mediator asks the two parties evaluate whether they see any room for compromise;
Mediator records the points of agreement and areas of compromise.

Step Three: Resolution. Mediator prepares a written agreement and both parties sign it. The written agreement is a contract between the parties that records their promises that can be enforced by a court of law.

Mediation services provided only in Wyoming unless specific arrangements are made.
Virgilia (Jil) S. Culver has completed the Mediation Training co-sponsored by the University of Wyoming Extension Office and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture.

Mediation Fees for 2017 are $250 per hour, with a 2 hour minimum.

Call Virgilia (Jil) S. Culver at 307-388-4085 to schedule your mediation today.