What is mediation?
Mediation is a means of resolving differences between parties who wish to do so in a non-adversarial manner.
A trained, impartial third party mediator will guide those individuals through their dispute using mediation processes and techniques. Issues will be identified. Information will be gathered. Potential resolutions will be explored.
Those wishing to mediate will be brought together in a neutral, confidential setting where lines of communication can be created and where resolutions can be obtained.
Who is the mediator?
A mediator is a trained professional who will act as an impartial guide and be an advocate for those involved in the mediation. The mediator is a facilitator. The mediator does not make decisions, but provides information and guidance, allowing options to be developed to meet everyone’s goals fairly.
Is mediation the right choice for my issue?
Mediation is a process that has been extremely successful in helping individuals and businesses reach agreements. Ninety-seven percent of all matters that start through the legal system are resolved through negotiated settlement. The mediation process is designed to facilitate settlement.