Mediation & Arbitration

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When we in are involved in difficult situations and facing conflict, our emotions often run high leaving us so frustrated, disoriented and flustered that communication becomes difficult or stops our ability to communicate altogether. This can make the situation we are emotionally involved in seem hopeless. Understanding that we are too far apart to ever agree on anything, we question how to proceed forward. This leaves us feeling alone, misunderstood, and wondering if there is anyone who understands or can help.

Here at Slingshot Legal Services, we want you to know that you are not alone and yes, we can help! Engaging our mediation services can really make all the difference in answering that one question. Can I survive this?

We are confident that our style of conflict resolution can truly help you bridge the gap to find common ground needed to move the conversation, situation and issues forward, whether involving just the two of your or your children, family and extended family.

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Our role as a mediator, is to balance the conversation and understanding evenly between the parties and to ensure that all involved feel comfortable enough to speak freely and openly without the fear of confrontation. We do this in a variety of ways, but the most important way is getting you to trust us and understand that we are here to help, we are here to listen, we are here to resolve. Our beliefs in this approach, results in all parties feeling heard and validated, which is an extremely important step towards finding a mutually agreeable solution.

Our mediation services are exceptional and extremely beneficial to anyone facing difficulties, no matter the issue at hand. One area that we specialize in is separation and divorce. We empathize and sympathize that making the decision to separate, or divorce is not an easy one and we don’t take this assignment lightly.

This decision to proceed forward brings an incredible rollercoaster of emotions like anger, sadness, disappointment, and fear-to name a few. These emotions in turn, can make separating from your old life quite difficult and painful, while trying to move forward into creating a new life for yourself and possibly your family. Also, when you share children between the two of you, this can make this process even more emotional and difficult as the landscape of your family is changing.

We truly understand what you are facing, and we can help you navigate through this difficult time with grace and confidence. We feel it is best to try to preserve the relationship between the parties whenever possible, especially for those who have children. Since you will be connected for life by the children you share together, it is important to be able to work through your differences, so that you may coexist in their life in a positive environment and with kindness and love.

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As time passes things will continue to evolve and change, and you may still have disagreements from time to time, but we can provide you with the tools and guidance needed to help you through those difficult times. At the end of the day what really matters the most in life is family, love and happiness. Let us help you through the difficulties of today, so that your family of tomorrow can live peacefully.

We proudly offer our assistance in all areas including but not limited to, divorce, child custody, child support and parenting time, as well as issues related to business, employment, contracts, construction disputes, neighbor to neighbor disputes, landlord/tenant disputes and much more.

No matter what you may be facing please understand that you are not alone. We are confident that we can help you have the hard conversations needed, so that you can move past the conflict that is holding you back, so that you may take the next positive steps towards the future. We promise that by using our services, you will be in good hands.

The Differences Between Mediation & Arbitration


Blacks Law Dictionary (7th Edition) defines mediation as a voluntary method of nonbinding dispute resolution involving a neutral third party who tries to help the disputing parties reach a mutually agreeable solution. Mediation is precedent to arbitration.


Arbitration is defined as a method of binding dispute resolution involving one or more neutral third parties, who are mutually agreed upon by the disputing parties.

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Under ORS 36.670 Slingshot Legal Services acts as agent for any corporation, business trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture or other legal or commercial entity in any private arbitration proceeding. Private arbitration’s are conducted outside of the court.

As an internal function for our clients we can also attend and assist with the mediation and/or arbitration process or if those clients would like, we can be the mediator focusing on resolving the conflict between the parties.

We offer assistance with a broad spectrum of topics including but not limited to:

  • Business
  • Family
  • Divorce
  • Probate
  • Neighbors
  • Employment
  • Landlord/ Tenant
  • Partnerships
  • Contracts
  • Construction and many other areas of law.

In addition, we offer in person mediation as well as video mediation. Mediation communications are confidential unless the parties agree otherwise.