Why Should I Go to Mediation?
Mediation can make the process quicker and less expensive: In most cases, mediation affords an avenue for parties to settle their case much sooner than through litigation and is usually less expensive.
Mediation is different than litigation: With litigation, parties file their motions, wait for a trial date, and the judge rules on their case. The parties then are required to live under these judgments.
Mediation gives the power to the people: With mediation, parties have the power to choose the outcome of their case. Mediation allows creativity in the process of finding solutions to the problems parties face. Wouldn’t it be nice to be the architect of your settlement solution? Parties determine the rules by which they will live by, not the court.
Mediation is a team effort: As mediators, it is our job to assist and work with the parties to determine all the issues needing resolution, brainstorm to find possible options for the issues, then assisting the parties in choosing the options that work best for them. These solutions are memorialized in a mediated settlement agreement, signed and notarized so parties can get the agreement filed with the court. Successful mediation allows the parties to resolve issues in order to move forward in their lives.
Mediation can make relationships more amicable: Parties experiencing difficulties in a relationship whether it is a civil or domestic case, can achieve a better working relationship and improving communication lines by mediating their cases early in the dispute rather than through litigation.