Frequently Asked Questions
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution between two or more parties where a mediatior assists parties involved to negotiate a settlement.
What is the purpose of mediation?
The sole purpose of mediation is for parties to voluntarily come together in confidence to reach a consensus agreement in settling personal, professional and serious disputes.
Is Mediation a good option for me?
Yes. Mediation is always a right option. Mediation is an alternative or first option for individuals who don't want to go through hasty litigation proceedings and endure costly expenses that come with lengthy court procedures. According to a survey on workplace mediation by Lexology, of all individuals who've used mediation in disputes, 100% were successful.
What are the benefits of Mediation?
The benefits of mediation include parties taking control of the disputed settlement agreement all whilst experiencing significant savings in lowered cost and accelerated time with the assurance of confidentiality.
The benefits of Mediation include the following:
COST - The mediation process generally takes less time than traditional court proceedings.
CONFIDENTIALITY - Court hearings are generally public but mediation remains for information to remain confidential.
CONTROL - Mediation increases the control parties have as it relates to reaching a resolution.
COMPLIANCE - Mediation agreements are fully enforceable in a court of law.
CONSENSUS - Generally when parties work together towards a resolution the individuals are amendable to understanding the other party's side and work on underlying issues to reach an amicable settlement agreement.
Mediate, Don't Litigate!
- Kennetra Bryant, Ed. D