Mediation has become an increasingly popular way to resolve disputes, and it enjoys an extremely high success rate.
A neutral third party is often indispensable for resolving intractable disputes. According to recent statistics, 75-85% of all mediation proceedings result in the case being successfully resolved. And, unlike litigation, mediation is much more likely to preserve the relationship between the parties.
Mediation also offers a number of other advantages:
It provides a forum for parties to talk about their problem in an open and honest manner with a neutral third party present to clarify the nature of the problem and issues from both sides. A neutral forum makes it possible for the parties to develop and evaluate a greater range of options for dealing with the situation.
It provides a less costly and more expeditious option for resolving disputes. A mediator can usually work through a dispute in as little as 2-3 sessions, which results in dramatic cost savings compared to other forms of dispute resolution such as litigation or arbitration.
It allows the dispute to remain confidential. This enables the parties to talk frankly and fully about the issues without fear of any information being used against them at a later stage.
It is more likely that parties will honor any agreement they reach since the outcome of the mediation represents a mutual decision, rather than one handed down by a third party such as an arbitrator or judge.
Mediate Facilitate provides a complete range of mediation services. We have mediated workplace, civil rights (including EEO), commercial, family, and community disputes. We mediate disputes for the government and private organizations.