Who should mediate? As long as you are capable of speaking up for your side and hearing the other side, and you truly wish to resolve the problem, YOU should.
If you’re an attorney who represents litigants, you already know that mediation is a well-known and often-recommended process for civil cases.
If you’re a business professional in a dispute with your partner or client, go to mediation early and you can end the argument the way you started your relationship, with a handshake.
If you’re a neighbor fighting over a boundary line, fence or driveway, or you are involved in a landlord/tenant dispute, you can make the deal that works best to allow you all to live together peacefully.
If you’re a homeowner at odds with your contractor over a construction project, or a home buyer in a real estate purchase having discovered undisclosed defects in the house, early mediation works by getting to the heart of the problem before the problem takes on a life of its own.
If you’re a spouse in need of a divorce, a parent of a student with school disciplinary problems, or a brother or sister embroiled in a fight over the inheritance, mediation allows everyone a voice, which keeps the whole family involved and working toward resolution.