Mediation Overview

Mediation Overview

Mediation Overview

Mediation is a confidential and voluntary process. It provides parties an informal opportunity to resolve or learn how to effectively manage their disputes. Disputes are resolved in a timely manner. The cost of mediation can range depending on the type of dispute. A neutral third party, known as a mediator, helps facilitate the conversation and assists the parties in coming to an agreement. Mediation is just one type of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Mediation works because it…

  • Encourages parties to collaborate and find common ground.

  • Acknowledges and responds to both the objective and subjective factors of a dispute.

  • Focuses on the underlying interests of the parties.

  • Focuses on both the future and the past.

  • Equalizes power differentials.

  • Facilitates creative solutions and agreements acceptable by all parties.

  • Places the responsibility on the parties to decide the outcome

If you are interested in mediation, please complete the case information form, or contact our office at 805-384-1313 .