Why Should You Choose Mediation?
Mediation is a dispute resolution process where a third-party neutral facilitates the negotiations of two or more parties to achieve a mutually acceptable agreement. The Mediator has no control over the outcome, but rather directs the process.
Litigation is expensive, results are uncertain, and the parties lack control over the ultimate decision. It can result in irreparable damage to existing relationships. In mediation, the individual parties can control both the process and the outcome. Mediation is particularly useful when parties anticipate or have reached an impasse in negotiations. It allows for a mutually beneficial outcome, which may preserve an existing relationship between the parties.
Participation is voluntary, and no resolution will be imposed on any participant. Mediation allows parties to resolve their dispute in a private forum. Discussions that occur in mediation remain confidential unless the participants and the mediator agree that it would be beneficial to disclose any of those conversations, or if there are compelling reasons to limit confidentiality.
To learn more about whether mediation is right for you, please contact my office.
“If there is any great secret of success in life, it lies in the ability to put yourself in the other person’s place and to see things from his point of view – as well as your own.” – Henry Ford