What is Mediation?
Mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution where a third party neutral, typically a lawyer, facilitates a settlement agreement in your case.
- Mediation is confidential and mediators are impartial.
- The mediator does not “decide” or “rule” on the outcome; the mediator’s role is assisting in identifying issues, facilitating communication, focusing interests, exploring alternatives, and helping the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable resolution.
- Mediation is about self-determination — you get to decide the outcome of your case.
- Mediation is an option in any civil case but is especially useful in the family law context due to the interests of privacy, flexibility and creativity in finding an arrangement that works for your family, and avoiding the slings and arrows of the courtroom.
Learn more about mediation here.