For those who want to avoid the high cost and length process of litigation, mediation is an alternative method of dispute resolution that can produce effective and efficient results. In traditional litigation cases, many of the details are a matter of public record, which could expose private information over the course of your case. Turning to mediation, however, allows you to have a say in the final resolution while keeping the specific details in your case private.
- Generate collaborative agreements without engaging in litigation. Mediation services are much easier to schedule, allowing you to start scheduling the mediations immediately. Additionally, mediations are more flexible based on your individual need and case; you can speak directly with the other party while having an attorney present, or you can be in separate rooms with an individual going back and forth to facilitate conversation.
- Unlike courtroom litigation, mediation provides more of an open forum for disputing parties to reach a mutual agreement. The high-pressure environment of a courtroom during litigation can present hostility and tension, whereas mediation offers a more low-key approach to dispute resolution. It’s for these reasons that mediation is an ideal solution for those individuals wanting to reap the benefits out of an out of court proceeding.
- Preserve relationships in a more amenable atmosphere or terminate them without the hassle of courtroom battles. Mediators are balanced and neutral when it comes to their involvement in the dispute. The goal of the mediator is to bring both parties to an agreement without the presence of intimidation or threats from the other side.
- Receive the input and support of an impartial third-party mediator. Using a mediator to facilitate the conversation between two disputing parties is mutually beneficial, as it results in lower legal fees, less time spent in the court system and a final agreement that both parties have likely helped to generate.