What if the other side is reluctant to agree to mediate?
It is difficult to know whether a party will agree to something until they are asked. Given that the alternatives are lengthy, stressful and expensive, people tend to be very agreeable to the idea of mediation. In some cases, hearing the request from a neutral third party makes it easier to accept the idea of mediation.

In cases where the other party doesn't agree to mediate, PDR can offer you conflict coaching services to help you navigate the situation. Note that this is not a substitute for legal advice or advocacy. 

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1. What is the typical outcome of mediation?
2. When should I mediate?
3. How much time will mediation take?
4. How much will mediation cost?
5. What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?
6. What if the other side is reluctant to agree to mediate?
7. What if the other party is reluctant to reach a settlement?
8. How can mediation work if the other side is mean spirited, unreasonable, and we just can’t talk to each other?
9. What if we just can't be in the same room?
10. Will mediation work if I don't want to compromise?
11. Is an agreement reached in mediation enforceable?
12. Who are mediation services available to?
13. Where does Placer Dispute Resolution mediate?
14. How do I make a mediation happen?