Fair and Neutral Parties have an equal say in the process and decide settlement terms, not the mediator. There is no determination of guilt or innocence in the process.
Saves Time and Money Mediation usually occurs early in the process, and many mediations are completed in one meeting. Legal or other representation is optional but not required.
Confidential All parties sign a confidentiality agreement. Information disclosed during mediation will not be revealed to anyone.
Avoids Litigation Lengthy litigation CAN be avoided. Mediation costs less than a lawsuit and avoids the uncertainty of judicial outcome.
Fosters Cooperation Mediation Fosters a problem solving approach which reduces complaints and disruptions.
Improves Communication Mediation provides a neutral and confidential setting where both parties can openly discuss their views on the underlying dispute. Enhanced communication can lead to mutually satisfactory resolutions. Discover the Real Issues. Parties share information, which can lead to a better understanding of issues affecting you.
Design your own Solution A neutral third party assists the parties in reaching a voluntary, mutually beneficial resolution. Mediation can resolve all issues important to the parties, not just the underlying legal dispute. Everyone Wins All courts require mediation or arbitration during the litigation process. Unlike mediation litigation is an all or nothing process. With Mediation everyone wins since both sides will get something out of the process.