Disputes can be difficult, but we are here to help you resolve them.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is the process by which a neutral third party attempts to resolve a dispute through a face-to-face meeting with the disputing parties. The neutral, or mediator, assists the parties in identifying their interests (as opposed to their rights), prioritizing their concerns, and exploring a broad range of options that could resolve their dispute.
Mediation is especially useful when emotional issues are involved and some form of continuing relationship will exist between the parties. Mediation allows the parties to maintain control of the problem-solving process in a confidential environment.
What are the benefits of mediation?
Mediation can lower the intensity or level of conflict, enabling parties to better communicate and explore options that would resolve their dispute.
Mediation empowers parties to reach their own decisions versus having outcomes determined by others.
Mediation is less time-consuming, less expensive, and allows for greater privacy than going to court.
Mediation can set the stage for further cooperative problem-solving if other issues emerge in an on-going relationship.
Participating in mediation does not interfere with the parties’ right to trial. Parties may stop a mediation at any time when they feel progress is no longer being made and request that the case be placed on a trial calendar.
At Exceptional Consultants, we provide solution based mediation services in hopes of resolving the points at issue between the parties. We provide the following services:
Joint and individual mediation sessions;
Weekend and holiday Mediations (additional fees may apply);
Draft copies of mediation resolutions;
Bilingual and Trilingual mediators;
Mediation services within 48 hours of scheduling.