Below are some of the benefits of mediating a dispute instead of going to court:
- Mediation is self-determined: participants in the conflict get to find a mutually agreeable solution. Everyone gets to express their feelings and concerns about the issues most important to them, where they have an equal chance to discuss them.
- Mediation gives good results: mediation encourages cooperation and understanding, defines and helps build stronger relationships. This improves the compliance rate compared to those who follow court orders. People are happier with solutions they help create.
- Mediation is fast: sessions can be scheduled within two weeks of referral. You get to an agreement sooner than going to court.
- Mediation saves money: sessions are low cost or free and much cheaper than going to court.
- Mediation is convenient: all sessions are arranged during the day or evening at a time that is mutually convenient for all participants, allowing you to schedule it according to your calendar.
- Mediation is confidential: sessions include only the involved participants and the mediator and are held in a private setting.
- Mediation is a win/win solution: all participants get a chance to find a win/win solution instead of relying on a judge who gets to decide who wins and who loses in court.
- Mediation is less stressful: mediators provide a neutral informal setting and help the participants speak to each other and listen to each other.
- Informal process: sessions are designed to allow the participants to speak openly. The confidential process is designed to encourage clear communication and to thoroughly explore settlement options.