The Facts about Mediation:
Mediation is the use of an impartial person to help parties in conflict
make informed decisions while empowering them to find their own
solutions to problems.
Mediation is a voluntary settlement process based on a win/win concept of dispute resolution.
Mediation is less costly, both emotionally and financially, than litigation.
Mediation helps the parties understand the problem and each other better.
Mediation solves the problem and helps the parties maintain their relationship.
Mediation is confidential and avoids public disclosure of problems.
Mediation can be completed in less time and with less cost than litigation so that everyone can move on.
Mediation is a process which is cooperative and constructive.
Mediation is scheduled at your convenience, not at the convenience of the court.
Mediation helps you make decisions together about how you will parent your children after divorce or separation.
Mediation can help you learn how to effectively communicate with each other about your children in a business-like manner.
Mediation allows you to write your own parenting plan specific to your needs and the needs of your children.
Mediation helps keep the children out of the middle of the conflict.
Mediation helps educate you about how to resolve conflicts in the future.
Mediation is being recognized by courts all around the world as a better way to resolve parenting issues.
- Because you can access
mediation quickly, you have a greater opportunity to preserve
existing relationships. Problems which are promptly addressed don't
have the ability to fester and poison the workplace atmosphere.
- Mediation allows the people involved in a dispute to sit down, outside the glare of co-workers, to talk about the problem
- Mediation significantly reduces the amount of time diverted from your business.
- Mediation allows the individuals involved in a dispute to
arrive at solutions that work for them, and can be as creative as they
- Mediation helps co-workers, supervisors, and others involved
to increase their level of communication, and consequently their trust.
- Mediation allows all participants to be treated with respect.
- Research shows that job satisfaction and commitment to the
team goal increases as team members believe their voice is heard within
Mediation helps neighbors solve problems together.
- Mediation provides a forum for every voice to be heard respectfully and attentively.
is a proven avenue for resolving disputes more quickly, more
economically and more completely than traditional civil litigation.
- Mediation is conducted in a non-adversarial forum which
allows people to maintain healthy relationships, thereby keeping the
Mediation can be scheduled quickly, so that problems can be addressed and resolved expediently.
- Mediation brings together the stakeholders- administrators,
teachers, partners, students- in a positive atmosphere that encourages
cooperation, not coercion.
- Mediation enchances communication between and among groups that may otherwise view each other as hostile.
- Mediation provides students with a model for conflict resolution, which gives them an important tool for their future.
- In Mediation, the participants
know their costs up front, and can focus on solving the dispute rather
than worrying about the litigation expenses.
- Mediation allows people to maintain their privacy about medical issues by not having them discussed in court.
- In Mediation, people are encouraged to ask questions to better
understand the process and the other person, whereas litigation can be
confusing and frustrating for non-attorneys
- Mediation provides an expediant settlement opportunity and avoids the possiblity of long costly appeals.
Mediation allows people to move on and start healing, without centering their lives around an on-going legal battle.
Mediation provides buyers, sellers and agents a neutral forum for resolving disputes.
offers a prompt and convenient opportunity to work out problems, and
save the deal, even one threatened at the last minute.
- Mediation occurs in a confidential setting.
- Mediated settlements are much more likely than court or arbitration decisions to be fulfilled by all parties.
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