What Is Mediation?

Mediation is a process by which a neutral third party called a mediator helps people in conflict negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement.

A mediator facilitates communication, promotes understanding, assists the parties to identify their needs and interests, and uses problem-solving techniques to enable the parties to reach their own agreement.

Unlike a court, no one imposes a solution on a party. If all of the parties do not agree to the result, the dispute remains unresolved.

What is the Purpose of Meditation?

Mediation helps people settle disputes without going to court. Taking part in mediation can save time, legal fees and court costs for you and the community.

What are the advantages of Mediation?

  • Affordable – Mediation costs considerably less than litigation.
  • Efficient – The mediation process can usually settle a dispute within a few sessions. Most mediation’s conclude or settle within thirty days from initiating the process.
  • Effective – Mediation statistically settles over 85% of initiated disputes.
  • Informal -The process of Mediation is flexible and informal. It is not necessary to have an attorney represent you during the mediation process. However, some individuals feel more comfortable with attorney representation.
  • Empowering – Disputing parties are directly engaged in the negotiation of their settlement. Parties also enhance the likelihood of continuing their relationships by utilizing mediation.
  • Confidential – Information disclosed during mediation may not be divulged as evidence in any trial or judicial proceeding.

 

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