Mediation is a way for people to work out their problems and arrive at mutually acceptable agreements with the help of trained, impartial mediators who facilitate productive communication between disputing parties. It is a voluntary settlement process which allows you to control the decisions that affect your family, business, finances, and life rather than having an outcome imposed upon you by a third party. Mediation focuses on the future rather than on the past, to identify what will resolve the dispute now.
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Mediation can help with:
The mediation process includes the following steps:
Successful mediation can help the parties:
If you have a case before the courts, your written agreement can be entered into the record of the court, if you wish.
While the primary goal of mediation is to resolve differences, mediation also:
Anyone with a desire to settle disputes reasonably and at less cost can reach agreement in mediation. Mediation is effective even when conflict or anger is high and communication has broken down.