Professional mediator John Cabral is taking his skills to homeowners and condo associations in the Chicago area to help neighbors solve disputes in a timely and affordable manner. Condo associations "want a more peaceful, safer and better world, and you want to avoid costly, lengthy and risky legal battles," Cabral says. "They're just going to make your life uncomfortable for several years and then who's in control? The attorney or the judge. We want people to be in charge of their disputes."