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The Benefits of Mediation

The Benefits of Mediation

Dealing with family disputes, conflicts in the workplace or any matter where conflict exists, is a difficult task.  But mediation can be effective in helping to resolve a tense and often emotional situation. Settling disputes through mediation can be faster, cheaper and can leave both parties feeling in a better state of mind over the agreed decision.

There are a number of other significant benefits of mediation which include:

Greater control — Mediation does not guarantee an outcome. Instead, the mediator works with the parties to try to find a solution, but with no guarantee that the issue will be resolved. This can mean that both parties have more control over the solution, and are not forced to accept an outcome with which they are not happy.

Confidentiality & Privacy — When your dispute goes to court, it is potentially a very public process. When disputes are settled out of court through mediation, it is entirely confidential to both parties, unless specifically agreed otherwise.

Reduced costs — Settling disputes through court proceedings is generally very expensive and the overall costs can be highly unpredictable. Resolving disputes through mediation, however, is much faster and much cheaper than going to trial.

Enhanced support — Mediation involves using a trained, neutral mediator to engage with the conflicting parties and to help them work towards finding a solution that is acceptable to both sides.  The Mediator listens to all views, talks to the parties privately and sometimes together, and guides each party through the process. 

Preservation of relationships — Settling family or workplace disputes is difficult situation to handle.  But going through a stressful litigation battle puts added pressure on the relationship between both parties. Mediation on the other hand helps both parties focus on communicating effectively with each other and coming to a negotiated settlement that works for all involved.

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