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Benefits of Mediation
Collaborative
- You are encouraged to work together to solve problems and reach the best solution.

Voluntary - You choose to participate in this solution-focused process.

Party-Controlled
- You have complete decision-making power and a veto over each and every provision of any mediated agreement. Nothing can be imposed on you.

Confidential - Mediation is confidential. The mediator cannot testify for or against you. What is said in mediation cannot be used later in court or arbitration. The only exception to that rule is a signed, final agreement.

Private and Personal - Mediation takes place in a comfortable, private environment rather than an open courtroom, and the parties decide who needs to be involved. The time, place, and duration of the sessions are determined by you, the other party, and the mediator.

The mediator's role is to ensure that parties reach agreements in a voluntarily and informed manner, and not as a result of coercion or intimidation.

 
   
 

Impartial and Neutral - The mediator will assist you and the other party equally without favoring one side or the other. The mediator has no interest in making you settle your dispute.

They are unbiased about what you and the other party put in your agreement. The mediator will not decide who is right, give legal advice, or recommend solutions.

If because of the individuals or issues involved, a mediator cannot maintain neutrality, they will withdraw.

Self-Responsible and Satisfying - In mediation you are actively involved in resolving your own conflict and developing a resolution that fits the particular circumstances of your life. Research has shown that these elements dramatically increase the likelihood that both parties will be satisfied with the result, finding it easier to comply with the terms of the agreement.

 
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