Mediation is a nonbinding voluntary and confidential process for resolving disputes without the time and expense of litigation. The parties work with an independent, trained mediator to reach a settlement of their dispute.
Russell C. Balch, senior partner at Akridge & Balch, P.C., is a trained and experienced mediator, available to assist individuals, businesses, organizations and their legal counsel in reaching the resolution of personal and business disputes.
Kris R. Patton, of counsel to Akridge & Balch, P.C., is an experienced mediator in the domestic relations field involving divorces, property settlements, child custody and parental visitation issues.
Legal Issues That Mediation Can Address
Mediation can help resolve disputes in the areas of contracts, commercial law, collections, landlord-tenant, discrimination, trusts and estates, real estate, inheritance, family law, partnerships, business law, corporate law, litigation, employment, stock ownership, covenants, subdivisions, construction, education, consumer debts, leases, liens and many other areas.
Mr. Balch and Ms. Patton are available to mediate throughout Alabama and all of the Southeast. However, our offices in Auburn are specially configured for mediation, with multiple conference and consultation rooms.