There is no group in our society that is exempt from these problems. Mediation is the process of resolving a conflict or disagreement without going to court. Mediation supports personal Healing and win-win situation. Too many times people end up in court, loose thousands of money feel out of control and leave with the feeling that they didn’t resolve the issue to anyone’s advantage. Mediation can change this process and make this feeling more manageable.
Mediation is a confidential process where a trained professional helps disputing parties work out a mutually acceptable solution to their disagreement. Unlike the traditional legal approach, disputing parties are able to communicate except in cases where abuse and power in-balance exists. A trained facilitator will listen to their issues and assist with guiding the parties through settlement options. The mediator does not represent either party, but does offer their opinion regarding settlement solutions to both parties involved.
A mediator can also bring new perspectives to the proceeding through their knowledge of the subject matter. Many mediators are licensed though lawyers, Social Workers or subject matter experts who have years of experience resolving difficult legal issues. Because mediation is a voluntary process, you are not required to have a lawyer represent you during the mediation session. However, some parties choose to have a lawyer review their mediation settlement agreements before they sign.
Benefits of Mediation
Mediation saves you time, money and aggravation. It gives parties greater control over the outcome of their dispute and provides an effective setting for resolving difficult legal issues.
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Mediation resolves over 88% of disputes. History records that overwhelming majority of cases involved in the mediation process settle before going to trial.
Mediation costs considerably less than litigation. Parties involved normally split the cost of a mediator making the hourly rate more cost effective. To schedule a mediation session, most mediators do not require parties to pay a retainer fee.
Mediation is a fair and impartial process. By utilizing mediation service, you are choosing to address a problem in a healthy and mature way that opens lines of communication and healing. This helps to preserve both personal and professional relationships. The goal of mediation is to find a solution with the assistance of a trained professional and not to defeat the other party.
Mediation process is completely confidential and your personal information will not be made available to the public. Many consumers fail to realize that in the legal system, once you file a lawsuit your personal information becomes public record.
Mediation sessions can be scheduled during the day, night and even on weekends making it convenient to both parties. The mediator works around your schedule and can even meet with parties separately and preferred method.