Mediation can be utilized by parties involved in any conflict or dispute. If mediation is utilized and works, it can save the parties time, energy, stress, and money.
The mediation process can be used to help negotiate any matter, including but not limited to family and divorce, property, employment, labor, support, debts, and landlord-tenant. When mediation occurs in a private setting, the process is informal, voluntary, and less restricted procedurally. The mediation process is adapted to the needs of the parties and the issues they are confronting in their conflict or dispute.
When parties involved in a conflict choose mediation, they select the mediator. The parties can meet and interview the mediator before they decide to enter into the mediation process. In private mediation, there is more flexibility regarding the number of sessions in which the parties meet, the location where the meetings are held, and the time of the meetings. The mediator’s goal is to give guidance and assist in the negotiations between the parties.
Mediation is a neutral and impartial process that is focused on solving specific problems by helping the parties to better understand the issues and likely options for a successful resolution. The parties develop a contract with what they have agreed upon in resolving their conflict or dispute. The goal in mediation is to resolve a dispute whether it involves a family or divorce matter, debt, labor strike, employee termination, lease, or property interpretation.