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Mediation is a process where a neutral third party, called a mediator, helps two or more parties in conflict to communicate and negotiate a resolution to their dispute.

The mediator facilitates the conversation and helps the parties identify their interests and find a mutually agreeable solution.

Five reasons why mediation can be a good option for resolving disputes:


Mediation is generally less expensive than going to court or hiring a lawyer, which makes it an affordable option for many people.


Mediation is confidential and private, which means that the details of the dispute and the resolution reached will not be made public.


Mediation allows the parties to have more control over the outcome of the dispute, as they are the ones who come up with the solution, rather than having a judge impose a decision on them.


Mediation can often be completed in a shorter amount of time than going to court, as the parties can schedule the sessions at a time that is convenient for them.

Preserves relationships

Mediation can help to preserve relationships between the parties, as it is a collaborative process where the parties work together to find a solution that works for everyone, rather than an adversarial process where one party wins and the other loses.

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