Stacey Saunders is a Silverdale Washington attorney providing legal and mediation solutions for business start-ups, employment relationships and intellectual property protection.

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What are your fees?
Our office does not charge separately for an initial consultation. We strongly believe in the value of a face-to-face meeting, with no strings attached. As a client, you have the right to interview your attorney, just as he or she might interview you. It is very important for you to decide whether our legal services and professional style are best suited to your needs. If we complete further work for you, then a fee for the initial consultation and case file setup are included in the first invoice. Our office typically charges an hourly fee, in addition to any other costs. Mediation fees are charged per party on a half-day or full-day basis. All fees depend the complexity of your legal issues and will be set during the initial consultation.

What happens during the initial consultation?
Working with an attorney should not be an overwhelming or intimidating process. It is our job to ensure that you are comfortable with every step of our relationship, and this is especially important during the initial consultation. We make every effort to create a relaxed setting for you to explain your legal issues and to ask questions. Moreover, we strive to provide a common-sense breakdown of what can sometimes be a very complicated set of laws and regulations that pertain to your legal issues.

What should I bring to my consultation?
Please remember to bring any relevant materials to our first meeting, including papers that you have been served with, contracts, photos, or other documents that require our attention. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office directly.

What happens next?
If our office is a good match for your legal needs, we will research your issues and present options on how to proceed. Legal questions are often multi-faceted. They can require a flexible, creative approach to addressing both the core issue and the underlying interests of the individuals and entities involved. Brain-storming, strategizing and exploring potential solutions are integral parts of our relationship with you. At all stages of the process, we want you to be confident about the decisions that we make as an attorney-client team.

How do I know if mediation is appropriate for my case?
Mediation can often be the first and only step needed to resolve business, employment, neighborhood, or land use disputes. The process of mediation can be very informal. It is simply a facilitated meeting among parties that are unable to talk directly to resolve issues. A mediator with legal expertise can bring the parties to a neutral setting to tell their respective sides of the story, explore potential solutions within legal parameters, facilitate the negotiation process, and help draft an enforceable settlement agreement.

Why would I mediate when I already have an attorney to fight my battle for me?
Court battles are time-consuming and costly. The parties to litigation are forced into a win-lose scenario that is imposed by judges, rather than negotiated by the parties themselves. Parties to mediation are often able to emerge with an ongoing relationship, since they have negotiated their own settlement without becoming adversaries in court. Mediation can provide as a speedy, accessible, affordable alternative to litigation.

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