Mediation provides a cost-effective alternative for resolving disputes without going to court

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People can resolve disputes without a trial. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to the different processes that include mediation. Mediation is confidential, less formal, and less stressful than traditional court proceedings. Mediation often saves money and speeds settlement.

In mediation, parties play an important role in resolving their own disputes. This often results in creative solutions, longer-lasting outcomes, greater satisfaction, and improved relationships.

In mediation, a neutral person called a mediator helps the parties to reach a mutually acceptable resolution of the dispute. The mediator does not decide the case but helps the parties communicate so they can try to settle the dispute themselves.

Mediation is a voluntary process to reach a mutually acceptable settlement of issues in dispute. Voluntary refers to parties that have freely chosen participation and freely made agreements.


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Parties are not forced to mediate and settle by either an internal or external party to a dispute. Mediation may be particularly useful when family members, neighbors, or business partners have a dispute.

Benefits of Mediation Include

  • Improve communication 
  • Help people achieve a better understanding of the situation and one another 
  • Save time and money spent on the conflict 
  • Address non-legal issues of importance to the people in conflict
  • Lead to longer-lasting agreements 

Mediation can be especially effective in family, neighbor, and business conflicts or where the people involved want to preserve their relationship.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Mediation

Below is a video from Bob Bordone. What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Mediation? Bob is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, author, coach, and teacher on negotiation, mediation, consensus-building, dialogue, and facilitation. He is currently a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School; He served as the Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School for more than two decades. Bob produced this video to provide information on the mediation process. I would like to thank Bob for his permission to include in this website.

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