Mediation is a method for resolving disputes collaboratively. In mediation, people work together to identify, discuss and jointly resolve the issues in dispute. Mediating offers significant advantages over litigation and other processes.
How Mediation Works
In mediation you work together to resolve your dispute without a judge or jury. The mediator guides you through a process of identifying, discussing and resolving the issues raised by the participants. Together, you make all decisions, including what issues you discuss, what additional information you may need and how you will resolve each issue. The mediator assists you but does not substitute his or her judgment for yours.
Mediation Saves Time and Money
Mediation puts you in control of the process, which helps you control costs. Many mediations can be scheduled and completed within weeks of being initiated.
Mediation Preserves Valued Relationships
Resolving a dispute doesn’t have to mean the end of an important business or personal relationship. The mediation process encourages effective communication by:
Mediation Reduces Stress and Worries
One of the most frustrating and painful aspects of litigation is the feeling that someone else controls your destiny. In mediation, you are directly involved in all decision-making, so you need not worry that important decisions about your future will be imposed on you.
Mediation Can Work For You
Here are some of the many disputes that can be mediated: