HAT IS MEDIATION?
Mediation is a process facilitated by a neutral mediator when two or more parties are not in agreement on one or more issues. The mediator does not make decisions for the parties but provides a structure so that conflict can be reduced or resolved. Mediation explores common ground and helps the parties find an agreeable solution.
The court process for your family dispute is expensive, time consuming, slow, and not private. Mediation can lead to resolution faster and at far less cost than litigation.
In mediation, each person gets to tell their side of the story. Differences are discussed in ways that demonstrate respect and ultimately better understanding of the issues.
Mediation makes sense, especially where there is a sincere interest on both sides in reaching a reasonable and fair outcome.
WHAT IS A MEDIATOR?
- A mediator is a person who is specially trained to help people resolve conflict.
- A mediator does not impose solutions on people, but helps them find their own solutions to their problems.
- A mediator may provide legal information but does not give legal advice.