Mediation provides the parties with the opportunity to have a neutral party challenge and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their particular case and assists the parties in reaching a resolution.
Unlike litigation or arbitration, mediation gives the parties control over the outcome of their dispute. In a mediation, the parties – not a judge, jury, or arbitrator – decide whether to settle their case or allow it to proceed through the court system. Also, any settlement reached during a mediation can be kept confidential.
By settling their dispute through mediation, all parties involved save time and money that would otherwise be spent on litigation costs and attorneys’fees.