We Can Work It Out
Mediation is a process in which the parties involved in a conflict meet together for the purpose of resolving their conflict by mutual agreement. The process and meetings are led by a neutral mediator.
Mediation services can be used to work out agreements for a variety of conflicts, such as:
- Work / employee disputes.
- Parenting agreements.
- Family business issues.
- Disputes regarding a will.
One of the most important factors for a successful mediation outcome is the commitment of all parties to work out a resolution that is mutually beneficial to all involved. This requires a compromise in which each party gets something that they want, and there is a win-win result for all.
Four Benefits of Mediation Services
- Lower costs, as compared to working with attorneys.
- Potential for more positive relationships among parties, both throughout and upon completion of mediation.
- More control over the resolution agreement, as opposed to having a judge decide the outcome.
- Satisfaction that each party came away with something, as opposed to having a win-lose outcome.
Who can be a mediator?
There are no licensing requirements to be a mediator. If a mediator completes a training program sponsored by a court system, there may be a certification. Otherwise, many mediators complete a forty-hour mediation program in order to be trained in the process.