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  • Mediation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Conflict Management
  • Facilitation

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.

Save Time
    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.

Save Money
    Mediation costs a fraction of the expense of litigation. Each party avoids paying court costs, attorney's fees, and expert fees.

Avoid Litigation
    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.

Foster Cooperation
    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.

Have Flexibility
    Mediation is a creative process. You are free to think outside the box and design a solution that works for your unique circumstances.

Improve Communication
    Using mediation can help preserve and improve communication. Mediation is forward-looking and helps to reconnect parties and preserve ongoing relationships.