What is mediation? - A way to communicate so that they listen to you.

Let's start by understanding what mediation is not.
Mediation is not about advocacy, which aims to speak on behalf of one of the parties.
Mediation is not about advice, guidance or counseling.
Mediation is not arbitration, the mediator does not make judgments.

So what is mediation?

Mediation is a structured process during which a neutral third party (a mediator) helps those involved in disagreements or disputes to work to find a mutually acceptable agreement that allows all parties to take part. It is a voluntary process.

Of course, attorneys have always resolved their clients' cases without mediation. However, mediation provides a process for those cases that have not been resolved for any reason. It is effective for the following reasons: -

It puts the relevant people, the parties themselves and their attorneys, in the same place at the same time and focusing on the same problem, not just the procedure. In litigation, this generally does not happen until the court door just before the trial. Cases are often settled at the court door, but generally with the disadvantage that everyone involved has spent a considerable amount of time, energy, and legal costs.

The parties can get rid of things without sabotaging the negotiation. Each party can say what it feels, but in a controlled environment. https://freeman-mediation.com/

The parties may feel that they have had their "court day", that they have been heard and understood, by the other side and by the mediator.
Once the mediator has established some trust with a party and their attorney, that party can confidently speak to the mediator about what they hope to achieve. It may seem like a dispute is about money, but there may be underlying problems. It might also be possible to include other ways to solve it apart from paying money.

A party can reveal things to a neutral mediator in a confidential situation. The mediator does not pass information on to the other side unless specifically authorized to do so. The mediator can then find ways for the other party to address the first party's fears or concerns that otherwise could not be addressed at all.

How can mediation help you?

The mediation process encourages communication, identifies problems, explores options, and helps solve mutual problems. This promotes positive relationships and increases participation between the parties.

Increasing participation and understanding among participants in the decision-making process, building trust, and improving the quality of the relationship can successfully address conflict and disagreement.

What do you need to do to participate in mediation?

You should be able to openly discuss the issues involved in the conflict by providing any information that you consider important / relevant to the process. You should also be prepared to listen to the opinions of the other parties involved.

So how does mediation work?

The procedure prior to mediation.
Mediation is a voluntary process, so it is only possible if both parties agree. The mediator will speak to both parties to ensure their agreement.
If there is an agreement to mediate, either party can set a date for mediation. Once the date is set, each party pays its fee.

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Mediation is a structured process during which a neutral third party (a mediator) helps those involved in disagreements or disputes to work to find a mutually acceptable agreement that allows all parties to take part. It is a voluntary process.