A mediator is a third neutral party who is hired to assist in communicating each party’s needs and desires for a settlement. An important aspect of mediation is confidentiality. Typically, a mediator will separate parties into two different rooms and negotiate each side until a settlement is reached. The settlement is then signed and is considered legally binding once the judge approves it. Attorneys are allowed to accompany parties into the mediation.
Although the success rate is good for mediation, there are those occasions where settlements are not reached. Parties can choose to try the process again, or resort to traditional litigation process.
At the end of the day, mediation is less costly, gives people more control, and helps them prepare for court. It is also less stressful, confidential and revolves around positivity.
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