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My name is Stephan de Vos, a soon-to-be admitted attorney and a mediator with a passion for dispute resolution. I have always been fascinated by the art of conflict resolution and have dedicated my career to helping people find common ground and reach mutually beneficial solutions.
I firmly believe that litigation should be a last resort in any dispute. It often leads to a winner-takes-all mentality and can damage relationships beyond repair, as well as being expensive and durative for the parties involved. Instead, I am committed to helping parties find creative and collaborative solutions through mediation.
I have extensive experience working with individuals and I approach every case with an open mind and a commitment to understanding the needs and interests of all parties involved.
As a mediator, I am known for my ability to remain calm and objective in even the most contentious situations. I am skilled at helping parties communicate effectively and work together to find common ground, and am committed to helping them achieve a resolution that meets their needs and interests.
Above all, I am passionate about people and the work that I do. I take great pride in helping people find peaceful and effective solutions to their disagreements. I believe that mediation has the power to transform relationships and build stronger, more resilient communities, and I am grateful for the opportunity to play a role in that process.
Everyone has a story. Let me hear yours.

Facilitative mediation:

In this type of mediation, the mediator's role is primarily to facilitate communication and negotiation between the parties. The mediator does not offer opinions or solutions, but instead helps the parties identify their respective interests and work towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Evaluative mediation:

This type of mediation involves the mediator giving an opinion or evaluation of the case and offering potential settlement options. The mediator may also point out weaknesses in each party's case and suggest ways to improve their position.

Transformative mediation:

This type of mediation focuses on empowering the parties to understand and address their underlying conflicts. The mediator helps the parties shift from a position of hostility and defensiveness to one of understanding and empathy. This approach is particularly useful in disputes where there is a relationship that needs to be preserved, such as disputes between family members or business partners.

Narrative mediation:

This type of mediation involves the parties sharing their personal stories and experiences related to the dispute. The mediator helps the parties see how their stories are interconnected and how their experiences have shaped their perspectives. This approach can help the parties build empathy and understanding for each other, which can lead to a more satisfactory resolution.

Online mediation:

This type of mediation takes place entirely over the internet, using video conferencing and other digital tools. Online mediation can be convenient for parties who are geographically distant or who prefer to conduct their mediation from the comfort of their own homes.