What if we just can't be in the same room?

The parties do not have to be in the same room to achieve a resolution. In PDR's volunteer work for the Superior Court, they have resolved matters where the parties were under court order to not have contact with the other. As trained mediators, PDR can use a process called caucusing (or “shuttle diplomacy”) where they keep the parties in separate rooms and meet privately with each party. Caucusing may be used for some or all of a mediation session.

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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?