What is Mediation?
- An informal process in which a neutral party helps people resolve a conflict.
- Facilitated negotiation between parties where the mediator does not judge the dispute or tell the parties what the outcome should be.
- A voluntary process with binding results when settlement is reached and a contract is signed.
- A cooperative process in which people try, in good faith, to reach settlement on one or more issues in dispute.
- A process in which the outcome is entirely up to the parties themselves.
Who Should Use Mediation
Anyone with a dispute involving such issues as:
Who Are the Mediators
Our mediators are professionals from many backgrounds. Most are attorneys. Others represent the fields of
medicine, mental health, business, education, and real estate. In addition, all have had extensive training
Benefits of Mediation
Mediation can save time by being scheduled sooner than court or trial dates.
- Mediation can be less costly than litigation because attorneys' fees are less when the case is settled quickly.
- Mediation is informal and confidential, often reducing the tension caused by conflict.
- Mediation can allow parties to resume or continue a business or personal relationship after a conflict is resolved.
- Participants in mediation are more likely to be satisfied with a mediated agreement than with a court judgment.
- Participants in mediation are more likely to follow the provisions of a mediated agreement since they develop its terms.