- Dispute Resolution
- Conflict Management
Reasons and Benefits of Choosing Mediation over Litigation
You get a Fair Process
A mediator is impartial and does not take sides. All sides are heard.
Court dockets are clogged and sometimes lawsuits can take years to wind their way through the system. In mediation, you decide when to start and when to end.
Mediation costs a fraction of the expense of litigation. Each party avoids paying court costs, attorney's fees, and expert fees.
Fighting disputes out in courts can make emotionally difficult situations worse. Mediation on the other hand, creates an opportunity for the parties in conflict to work together to resolve disputes.
Stay in Control
In mediation, the decision-making power is with you at all times. You control the process and the outcome. In court, you lose control. A judge makes decisions for you.
Keep Private Matters Private
Mediation is confidential. You are free to discuss areas of conflict openly. In court, however, your private matters become public record.
Mediation is a voluntary process. It works because the parties come to the table to engage in mutual problem-solving. Resolution occurs when all parties agree. It is the opposite of litigation-an adversarial process.
Mediation is a creative process. You are free to think outside the box and design a solution that works for your unique circumstances.
Using mediation can help preserve and improve communication. Mediation is forward-looking and helps to reconnect parties and preserve ongoing relationships.