While the primary goal of mediation is to resolve differences, mediation also:
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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.
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.
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.