Attorney K. Martin Kuny established K. Martin Kuny, P.C. in 1997 to provide quality legal advice and representation to clients throughout Independence, Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, Jackson County and the Kansas City Metro Area of Missouri.
Mediation can be a great alternative to litigation…
More and more people are seeking the benefits provided by mediation. In a typical mediation session, the parents or parties meet with a mediator. The job of the mediator is to help the people look at their issues with a new perspective. Many people involved in lawsuits have similar goals for positive and lasting outcomes. Because of the structure of the legal system, parties sometimes lose sight of those common goals. The mediator brings the issues back into focus. In mediation, there is no public disclosure of awkward or damaging comments, the costs are much lower than those spent in trial and, unlike in trial, the persons most affected are making the decisions that they would normally empower the judge to make. In a time of rapidly increasing trial costs and a court system with overwhelming case loads, mediation becomes a much sought-after process.
Mr. Kuny is a court approved mediator. His credentials are burnished by years of experience and a practical theory and application course of study at the university level. Mr. Kuny is a favorite of many Jackson County attorneys. He is appointed by all family law judges as a mediator. His record is exemplary in assisting people to deal with their most complicated and private issues.
Mediation may be established in a number of ways. If both parties are willing to engage in the two-hour session, they simply need to phone the office so the session can be set.
If the parents or parties are represented by legal counsel, prior to the Case Management Conference held in Jackson County cases, they simply need to ask their attorney to have the judge appoint Mr. Kuny.
K. Martin Kuny
Mediation is a form of an alternative dispute resolution where the parties meet with a mediator who will help the parties in negotiating the resolution to the issues in their case. The mediation could resolve issues related to the creation of parenting plans, child support, the division of property and debt and/or, and all other issues unique to a particular case.
Through mediation, the parties can take control of their case and work out an agreeable resolution. The process is confidential. It is inexpensive compared to trial. The terms are decided by the people who know the most about the situation, the parties. The terms reached can be far more flexible than those available to a trial judge.
To facilitate open negotiations, all communications made during a mediation are confidential. This means that if one party makes an offer not accepted, the other party cannot then try to use that offer later as leverage while arguing the case with the Court. Exceptions to this confidentiality rule will include any allegations of child abuse, which the mediator will must report should such allegations arise.
I enjoy mediation for several reasons. I like the sense of accomplishment in having people with disparate interest reach accommodations. I like helping parents resolve their differences and reduce the chance that the litigation will continue to damage their parenting relationship. I like helping people see the other side of the case. In that process sometimes then can become better people in understanding that everyone has their own story.
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