These days, more and more people are choosing mediation to help resolve their disputes. These can range from disagreeing neighbours, to divorcing couples, to businesses. Going through an involved legal process doesn’t t have to be stressful and complicated with win/lose outcomes.
Mediation provides parties with a platform where they are in control of the final outcome. With the help of a trained mediator, someone who is neutral to the matter, parties are able to move past entrenching positions and work cooperatively to find a resolution that is agreeable to all. It’s a process that allows discussion and solution building. Instead of digging heels, parties can learn to work together and fashion an outcome that they have had a hand in, instead of rigid legal judgments with no flexibility.
Mediators help guide the parties through sensitive areas, facilitate communication and provide a structure which allows parties to take charge, work together and come up with creative solutions specifically tailored to their needs and intrests.
Parties working together create solid, lasting resolutions that build confidence, trust and a sense of accomplishment. What is mediation? Mediation is empowering.