Mediation
Mediation is a confidential meeting with a third party neutral person who facilitates dispute resolution. Basically, a trained neutral third party assists in the negotiation and dispute resolution. The mediator does not act as a judge or legal advisor. The mediator assists in identifying issues and solutions.

The neutral third party (mediator) helps to identify issues and discuss solutions that a court is not at liberty to grant in a common legal dispute. In mediation, the parties control the outcome. The parties exercise their self determination in resolving a matter versus having a judge or jury in a courtroom arena make the decision.
 
     
  Advantage
of Mediation Allegory
There are two children fighting over an orange. A Mom walks in on the fight, splits the orange in half, and leaves the room. The Mom comes back half an hour later to find the children still fighting over the orange, and exclaims, “I thought I solved this earlier, what is the problem?” One child says, “Mom, I need the whole orange to make my glass of juice.” The other child says, “But Mom, I also need the whole orange also to make my cake. I need the entire rind!” Had the Mom taken the time to find out the needs of both children, she could have created a win/win situation by simply allowing one child to have the inside of the orange for the juice, and the other child to have the outside of the orange for the cake. Often a mediator can find a win/win for both parties in mediation merely by getting to the heart of each party’s needs, and finding a solution for those needs.
 

 

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"Weaving Creative Solutions"  

Nicole WeaverNicole encourages, facilitates, and empowers each party to reach a resolution by helping each party to identify the real motivations behind each issue, helping each party identify and define the issues of the case, fostering joint problem solving, identifying if some middle ground exists, and exploring alternative settlement possibilities.

Nicole primarily handles business law, corporate law, contracts, entertainment law, intellectual property, mediation and union and guild matters.

Nicole is an Orlando based mediator, but she will travel outside of the Orlando Metro Area to provide her expertise to help you find a creative resolution.  Nicole’s experience in the entertainment industry helped her to realize the importance of preserving relationships in the face of adversity and closure in the midst of costly and lengthy litigation.  Nicole continues to devote considerable time to continuing education, as she believes strongly that mediators must enrich their education to maintain and increase the skills necessary to be able to properly facilitate and empower mediation clients to reach a joint solution.

Background:

Nicole was raised in Lake Wales, Florida.  Nicole received her Bachelor of Science in Communication at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL, her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL, her Masters of Business Administration from Rollins College Crummer School of Business in Winter Park, FL, and her mediation certification from Dispute Resolution, Inc.  She now resides in Altamonte Springs, Florida with her husband.

Nicole is also committed to community service in the Central Florida area.  Through the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association, Nicole has become involved with Big Brother’s Big Sisters of Central Florida, Great Oaks Village Foster Care, and Habitat for Humanity.

Professional Memberships and Certifications:
Nicole is admitted into the Florida Bar, California Bar, and the United States District Court Middle District of Florida.  Nicole is also a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. 

She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers, Florida Bar Association Entertainment and Sports Law Section, Florida Cast and Crew Association, Florida Motion Picture, Television Association and Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers.

 
   
     
 

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