Mediation is a voluntary dispute resolution process that is an alternative to litigating in court. The process is voluntary and confidential. The parties agree to make a good faith effort to reach a fair resolution of their disputes through a collaborative, rather than adversarial, process.
There are many advantages to reaching resolution in mediation rather than litigation. Mediation is a process that:
A skilled mediator can shape a process that allows the parties to substitute light for heat and reach resolution in seemingly irresolvable disputes.
Mediation can be used successfully in many matters, such as:
"Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.
As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity
of being a good man." -- Abraham Lincoln