Mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution in which a negotiation or dispute is facilitated by a neutral third party. Mediation can be cost-effective and less time consuming than going to trial. The process of mediation considers emotional, legal, and financial aspects of a case or disagreement and can assist in deescalating animosity between parties engaged in a dispute. Mediation helps the parties find common ground. There are several benefits to this approach:
Mediation Is Flexible: All issues can be put on the table, mediators are not restricted to one topic of discussion. This allows mediators to get to the root of conflicts and to reach a better resolution. This flexibility also helps all parties talk through inaccurate or incomplete information, ineffective methods of communication, and negative feelings.
Read more about mediation in our March Mediation newsletter here.