Mediation is an affordable, non-adversarial alternative to resolving disputes in court. People choose mediation because they want assistance in resolving their own conflicts with dignity and respect.
The process is voluntary, confidential, and without prejudice.
Participants might seek resolution of their conflict by making mutually satisfying agreements that meet their real needs and interests.
Or, they might be seeking a way to move forward together out of a need to maintain communication, a desire to communicate constructively, or a desire for reconciliation.
What Do Mediators Do?
Mediators are impartial third parties who have the training and experience to help people with their negotiations. Mediators help people:
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How Does the Mediation Process Work?
Mediation is a voluntary, exploratory process that can lead to resolution and improved relationships. The process helps you communicate and understand perspectives. It also helps you generate creative options for resolution that encompass all interests. Parties are given the support, tools, and methods to communicate productively, to explore options, and to make agreements.
Prior to the mediation meeting, you will:
During the mediation meeting, we will:
After the mediation meeting, you will: