Why Use Mediation?
IT WORKS. A high percentage of mediated matters result in agreements that resolve disputes in whole or in part. People also tend to fulfill agreements they make in mediation more readily than decisions imposed upon them by a third party.
IT'S CONFIDENTIAL. All participants agree to maintain the confidentiality of what is said in mediation. This helps parties discuss difficult issues candidly and pursue resolution aggressively, without concern that someone will discuss their private business outside of mediation.
IT'S COST EFFECTIVE. The expense of resolving a dispute using mediation is often a fraction of the cost of litigation and trial. It also may be less costly than leaving a dispute unresolved.
IT'S YOUR PROCESS. In mediation you actively participate in the resolution process and retain decision-making control over the outcome.
PEOPLE LISTEN. Mediation provides an environment for listening often unavailable outside of mediation. Parties commonly hear things they hadn’t before, and often new understandings may pave the way to agreement.
IT REDUCES STRESS. Litigation can be combative and stressful. This is the nature of an adversarial process. In contrast, mediation is a collaborative process: the focus is on communication, negotiation, and problem solving. As a result, folks find the experience much less stressful than litigation.
IT DOES NOT FORECLOSE YOUR OPTIONS. If you fail to reach agreement at mediation, you may still pursue any legal rights or claims you may have.
PLEASE CONTACT ME to schedule a mediation or learn more about the meditation process and how it can work for you. All inquires are strictly confidential.