What is mediation?
Mediation is a process through which an impartial mediator helps two or more other parties achieve their own resolutions to the issue(s) at hand. Mediation allows people involved in a conflict the opportunity to resolve the problem in a confidential setting. The role of the mediator is not to decide who is right or wrong, but rather to facilitate the process, set parameters, and identify mutual interests. In short, a mediator helps people reach agreements!
What are the benefits of mediation?
Mediation offers many benefits. Some of the most common reasons people choose to pursue mediation over litigation are because it is less expensive, less stressful, faster, confidential, and participants maintain control over the outcome and their relationships with each other. Mediation is a non-adversarial process and creates a balance of power between the parties to allow for conflict resolution.