What is Mediation?
Mediation is a voluntary process in which people in dispute meet with a neutral third party (a "mediator") who guides them through a structured and confidential negotiation. The goals of mediation include:
- clarifying the needs and desires of each party;
- establishing common understanding of important information; and
- reaching an informed and mutually agreeable solution.
Why choose mediation?
It works. People who mediate reach agreements about 70 percent of the time. People who try mediation generally value the opportunity to explain their perspective to the other party. Mediation can help people in conflict preserve good relations, and it provides a chance to find creative solutions rather than remain stuck in a tug-of-war. Mediation Services
Compared to litigation, mediation is:
- Quicker – mediations can generally be scheduled within a couple weeks, while trials are often scheduled a year after filing the case.
- Cheaper – our mediations are free; litigation can cost many thousands of dollars.
- Less stressful – you control the outcome in mediation. In court, the judge will dictate your fate.