In court proceedings the judge is the one who decides, which means that you have less control over the outcome. If people have to continue  dealing with each other in a certain relationship, that is often difficult after there have been court proceedings. In addition, litigation takes longer and, as a consequence, is more expensive. Mediation offers a solution to these problems, and is therefore increasingly being chosen.

In the case of mediation, the parties  work together to reach a solution to their problem. This process is supervised by Hannya Shawky as lawyer-mediator. She provides the relevant legal, financial and tax information and helps to find solutions. Even when emotions run high. She can always quickly pinpoint the core of the conflict and help people to find a solution that does justice to the interests of all those involved, with a very pragmatic approach.

In mediation cases Hannya Shawky does not serve party interests, but has a neutral role. 

In the case of divorces, she settles the (formal) procedure before the Court after mediation is completed. 

Mediation – in which situations?

In essence, mediation is suitable for resolving any type of dispute. A condition for mediation is that the persons involved must be prepared to reach a solution: without the parties’ commitment there will not be a solution. In particular in situations where parties must continue dealing with each other after the dispute, mediation can offer a way out. In the case of a divorce, for example, the spouses continue to be the parents of their children and must therefore make arrangements with each other. 

Another example is a dispute within an organisation, where the people involved have to continue working together in an employer/employee relationship or within a management team.




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