What is Mediation and How Does It Work?

Mediation is a process where the parties are assisted by a neutral third party. This neutral third party, the mediator, manages the process so that the parties can begin to focus less on assessing blame for the past and instead directing their energies towards finding a mutually agreeable future-focused resolution.

Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process. Unlike some other forms of dispute resolution, the parties to a mediation are directly involved in developing the terms of their agreement. As a result, neither party ends up being “stuck” with an agreement they do not support. Often a mediated agreement can include important interests that may have been discounted or disregarded in other dispute resolution proceedings.

Mutually satisfactory binding agreements crafted in a confidential, cost effective and convenient manner are the goal of mediation. To find out how the mediation process might benefit your family, contact our office today.

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