Why Try Mediation

Why should you try mediation for your conflict?  There are many good reasons to check it out.  Here are just a few:

1.  Mediation has the ability to resolve disputes privately.

2.  Mediation can generally resolve disputes quickly, before the problem escalates, causing the need to use other more time consuming, expensive, and stressful methods of resolution.

3.  Mediation give the ability to resolve conflicts and disputes with more creativity and “outside the box” settlements.  This ability can be a more satisfying conclusion than what may be available through other legal avenues and through the courts.

4.  Mediation is a good way to salvage and preserve relationships, whether they are business or personal, that could be damaged by using a more adversarial method.

5.  Parties are able to decide what they deem is fair, not a third party outside person.  This makes it easier for agreements to be followed by all the parties.

 

These are only some of the benefits of mediation.   If you aren’t certain if Mediation is right for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We will happily discuss your concerns.

What is Mediation?

If you look up the term MEDIATION in the dictionary, it’s simplified as follows:

  • The act of mediating; intervention.
  • The state of being mediated
  • The attempt to bring about a peaceful settlement or compromise between disputing parties.

Even as a Mediator, I don’t find that definition all that helpful.  So, what IS mediation?   If you break it down so it’s easy to understand, I would say that Mediation is a non-adversarial method of resolving conflicts.  The disputing parties have a sit down with a skilled, experienced, and impartial individual (the mediator), who helps them to work out a voluntary solution to their problem.  A solution that is both beneficial as well as acceptable to everyone involved.

All parties involved in the conflict get an opportunity to explain their view of the situation, and present their ideas for how they believe the matter should be resolved.  After these discussions, the parties are then free to decide whether they think a settlement to their conflict is possible.  If an agreement is possible, then what the terms of that agreement will be.

If you would like more information or would like to talk to someone about your conflict and whether or not you would benefit from Mediation, please feel free to contact us.  We would be more than happy to discuss your situation with you.