A BIT ABOUT US
Since opening our doors, we’ve been committed to providing service of the highest quality, paying particular attention to working efficiently while keeping the lines of communication with our clients clear and concise.
Our mission at Norwood Mediation is simple: to provide high-quality services in a timely manner. Our team caters to each project’s specific needs to ensure excellence. We hope you’ll find what you’re looking for. For more information or general inquiries, feel free to get in touch today.
Our family was involved in a cps case which evolved into parental rights being terminated. Through all the difficult times our mediator was able to bring peace of mind and resolve all concerns.
"Our Mediation experience has given us the knowledge that conflicts can be resolved outside of court."
"Our divorce was going nowhere until Norwood Mediation stepped in and resolved our conflicts in one day" "We highly recommend Norwood Mediation for all your conflict resolution needs"
Riley & Landon Jones
Your Satisfaction Is Our Priority
MEDIATION IS A DYNAMIC, STRUCTURED, INTERACTIVE PROCESS WHERE A NEUTRAL THIRD PARTY ASSISTS DISPUTING PARTIES IN RESOLVING CONFLICT THROUGH THE USE OF SPECIALIZED COMMUNICATION AND NEGOTIATION TECHNIQUES. ALL PARTICIPANTS IN MEDIATION ARE ENCOURAGED TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESS. MEDIATION IS A "PARTY-CENTERED" PROCESS IN THAT IT IS FOCUSED PRIMARILY UPON THE NEEDS, RIGHTS, AND INTERESTS OF THE PARTIES. THE MEDIATOR USES A WIDE VARIETY OF TECHNIQUES TO GUIDE THE PROCESS IN A CONSTRUCTIVE DIRECTION AND TO HELP THE PARTIES FIND THEIR OPTIMAL SOLUTION. A MEDIATOR IS FACILITATIVE IN THAT SHE/HE MANAGES THE INTERACTION BETWEEN PARTIES AND FACILITATES OPEN COMMUNICATION.
Parties to a mediation are typically ready to work mutually toward a resolution. In most circumstances the mere fact that parties are willing to mediate means that they are ready to "move" their position. The parties thus are more amenable to understanding the other party's side and work on underlying issues to the dispute. This has the added benefit of often preserving the relationship the parties had before the dispute
WHILE COURT HEARINGS ARE PUBLIC, MEDIATION REMAINS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. NO ONE BUT THE PARTIES TO THE DISPUTE AND THE MEDIATOR OR MEDIATORS KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. CONFIDENTIALITY IN MEDIATION HAS SUCH IMPORTANCE THAT IN MOST CASES THE LEGAL SYSTEM CANNOT FORCE A MEDIATOR TO TESTIFY IN COURT AS TO THE CONTENT OR PROGRESS OF MEDIATION. MANY MEDIATORS DESTROY THEIR NOTES TAKEN DURING A MEDIATION ONCE THAT MEDIATION HAS FINISHED. THE ONLY EXCEPTIONS TO SUCH STRICT CONFIDENTIALITY USUALLY INVOLVE CHILD ABUSE OR ACTUAL OR THREATENED CRIMINAL ACTS.
In an era when litigation of disputes continues to prove less than gratifying for clients, more and more disputing parties are seeking alternatives to the traditional adversarial model to resolve their problems. Emily R. Norwood has been on the forefront of such Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process for 15 years as a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association and is certified in both basic and Advanced Mediation as well, as Family Mediation recognized by the Texas Bar Association, working with and for state agencies which serve Dallas, TX and surrounding counties.
"So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another"