What is a Civil Mediation?
Mediation is a popular method used in alternative dispute resolution, in which the mediator acts as a neutral third person who assists parties in reaching a settlement to their dispute without going to trail. This process is less costly, requires less time and allows the parties to be the authors of their own outcome.
Examples of disputes that can benefit from civil mediation include but are not limited to the following types of issues:
- Employment Disputes
- Money and Debts
- Accidents and Personal Injury
- Housing Disputes – such as landlord/tenant, eviction or foreclosure
- Property Disputes
- Consumer/Merchant Disputes
- Business Disputes
- Contract Disputes
- Residential and Commercial Real Estate
*Mediation cannot help to resolve criminal cases.
If you are involved in a civil dispute and want to avoid litigation, consider mediation as cost effective and time saving solution to resolving your dispute.
Mediation is voluntary (with the exception of court ordered mediation) and is both informal and confidential. All parties involved are under no obligation to settle their dispute. However, reaching a settlement prior to moving forward with litigation is beneficial to both parties regardless of what side of the dispute you are on.