Why Mediation?

Mediation helps participants create a fresh, dynamic path to the assessment, understanding and elimination of the blocks in a dispute so informed agreement can occur.  Within the privacy and confidentiality of the mediation setting, participants and their counsel are better able to evaluate and communicate the strengths and weakness of the participants positions and raise each other's level of understanding of the facts to assist in broadening resolution options. 

An effective mediation acts like a prism, inspiring participants to discover and share a variety of new, enlightened viewpoints while exploring participant realism and movement in the dispute at hand.

The mediator serves as a vital catalyst for the participants, with the support of their counsel, to causatively confront and forge channels of communication between the participants.  This is done at less cost than litigation and in an expedious manner as the participants more quickly discover possible settlement options and benefits in a self-determined way, not offered in a court environment. 

When parties choose mediation, they provide themselves and the other participants, new opportunities to correct or eliminate misunderstandings and non-optimum perspectives.  They also develop more effective approaches to restoring dialogue, if desired, and to create innovative keys to successful problem-solving while maintaining their self-esteem.