Mediation is a process where conflicting parties come together in a controlled and comfortable setting and with the help of a neutral party (mediator), discuss those issues that need to be resolved. This is a voluntary process that is confidential, and in many cases brings positive solutions that result in a better understanding by all.
Unlike litigation, in mediation, both parties usually come away with positive results. And unlike litigation, where a Judge decides the case, in Mediation it is the parties who shape and decide the outcome!
Yes! In fact, over 85% of all mediations result in a settlement. Having a third party present controls the envrionment and directs the communications between the two parties. A mediator keeps the parties focused and helps explore productive avenues to settlement.