Conflict mediation is founded upon the principle that there is an alternative to traditional litigation as a pathway to resolving disputes. Mediation can be a much more positive approach and method for resolving conflicts. Mediation is voluntary. Mediation is consensual. Mediation is a process that involves a neutral third-party, the mediator, to facilitate dispute discussions with the goal of reaching a resolution that is solidified within a legally binding settlement agreement. Mediation provides many substantial benefits whereas expediency, confidentiality, flexible solutions, and reduced costs, are just a few of the advantages of mediation versus adjudication. Furthermore, parties to a mediation who negotiate a solution are more likely to abide by settlement agreements and thereby avoid the cost and stress of seemingly endless legal battles..
The mission of the mediator is to professionally and impartially facilitate the dispute solving process within a dignified, respectful and confidential environment.
Mediation allows the parties to the dispute to control the outcome rather than a judge whereas the dispute solution is a mutual decision of the parties as aided by the professionally trained mediator. Parties to the mediation also control the scheduling of mediation sessions and are without dependence upon court schedules; accordingly, parties to mediation avoid wasting the time of waiting for a court hearing.