What Is The Process?
Mediation is all about making “your deal”, not living with someone else’s decision.
It is a voluntary process; only the parties to the dispute themselves can fashion an agreement they all agree to honor going forward. It is not like arbitration, which is essentially a mini-trial with the Arbitrator making the final decision.
How Does It Work?
You work with a Mediator to find the best solution to the problem.
The process is interactive, and the mediator helps people reach an agreement they can all live with in a safe and confidential environment. The Mediator helps the parties develop a full understanding of all the issues presented, and guides them in identifying and choosing the best options to satisfy the crucial needs of all concerned.
Where Do We Mediate? And How Long Does It Take?
It can be conducted virtually anywhere the parties agree.
Mediation usually takes place at a neutral location, but can be conducted most any place which can accommodate the participants. It can last all or part of a day, or it can take several sessions over time, depending on the complexity of the issues, the need to gather and exchange information, and the parties’ schedules.