A Mediation Firm and More…
Because no case is identical to the next, In-Congruity respects your need for tailored services to help you resolve your concern quickly - Saving you money and eliminating unwanted drama.
Three Options for Organizations and Families: Mediation, Advocacy, or Coaching
Our Mediators come alongside parties involved in a civil, family or probate dispute to help them come to an understanding of the issues being discussed, reach an agreement over the issues in dispute, and accomplish reconciliation.
In-Congruity Advocates act on behalf of a person or organization in an effort to help them resolve a complex dispute and restore relationship congruity expeditiously. Moreover, an advocate will accompany a party in mediation (but will not provide legal advice unless the chosen advocate is also the client’s retained attorney).
In-Congruity Coaches/Trainers prepare individuals or groups to overcome personal or corporate challenges such that they are equipped to prevent or settle relational or organizational disputes independently. Learn strategies to resolve a conflict with someone who is not able or does not want to mediate. Learn how to approach a difficult conversation you want to have, but are unsure how to handle. Receive expert help preparing for mediation to bring more clarity to your needs, goals and options?
North Texas and Beyond…
Because disputes cross borders, so does In-Congruity. Based in Plano, Texas, we provide services worldwide. Our mediators are trained to design programs for ethnic conflicts and intercultural collaboration, and many of our services are available either on-site or online, in what is known as Online Dispute Resolution (ODR).
For more information about our services, consult our Practice Areas
A Word About Advocacy
A retained attorney is a client’s advocate. However, nothing motivates a party to lawyer-up quite like learning that the other party in the conflict has hired a mean/smart/tough attorney to advocate for his/her client’s best interests. Additionally, the typical person or small business may not be in the position to pay $300+/hour for months or years until the case finally makes it to trial. What can you do?
An In-Congruity Advocate can provide an alternative dispute resolution approach in the form of a crisis resolution negotiator to:
2. Design problem solving processes that overcome barriers of resistance so disputants are freed from intractable conflict.
3. Open the door for settlements or reconciliation.
4. Serve as your trusted partner before and during a mediation.
Style of Mediation
Our mediators work with parties and counsel to design a process that will resolve their dispute. While we prefer a facilitative tone and format, we’ll also employ evaluative approaches where necessary. Additionally, the use of pre-mediation private sessions with parties helps to prepare them to maximize success at the joint sessions. We may also provide non-confidential outlines or briefs so that counsel can constructively educate ‘the other side’ and help their respective client better balance reality and disagreements into the risk analysis. When appropriate, we will ask parties and counsel to both make opening statements to encourage participation in the process and trigger discussion that inspires progress.
No two mediations have ever been identical—we’re usually retained due to our creative, caring, and inherently innovative approach to problem solving. We are patient and tireless. Often our confidence in what we do is the single factor that motivates conflicted parties to reach settlement. Conflict is devastating—ending it with dignity and a workable solution frees parties to cut losses, imagine a better future and move on with their lives. We urge parties to focus on one variable… “Can I Live with This Agreement?”