Is Mediation Right for You?
Most people decide to use mediation in the hopes of resolving disputes without initiating a lawsuit.
It’s also common in many legal situations for attorneys and courts to mandate some type of informal dispute resolution. In these cases, mediation is a great solution. Some examples where mediation is a good fit are disputes involving:
- real estate
- personal injury
- contract violations
It’s a common misconception that mediation is just a process where the parties involved talk with a mediator until they eliminate their hostilities and reach common ground. While this sometimes happens, it doesn’t always work this way.
As a minimum, most mediators follow the steps outlined here: