When to Use Mediation
Mediation is …
... a voluntary settlement process that allows direct participation in decisions that affect family, marriage, finances, and other aspects of personal, work, and community life.
... an informal process that utilizes a trained professional as a neutral third party to assist individuals and businesses in resolving conflict.
Types of disputes best served by mediation are …
... any dispute, large or small, which involves individuals or families.
... any dispute, whether large or small, which involves businesses, organizations, schools, employment relationships, or communities.
... those initiated by court order.
... those agreed upon between parties in conflict.