Mediation is a valuable opportunity for parties to a dispute to resolve their conflict on their own terms. The parties have maximum input into a settlement reached in mediation.
Once the matter is in Court the judge will decide what the resolution is with little to no input from either party. It is therefore important to take advantage of the opportunity mediation provides.
A significant factor in whether mediation is successful is the party’s preparation for the mediation conference. The parties should fully understand their position, and what they want to achieve at mediation. They should also make every effort to know and understand the opposing party’s position. However, knowing what you want should not become an unwillingness to compromise. All parties will give on some points and succeed on others, but the goal is to reach an overall compromise that all parties accept. Continue reading “Understanding Mediation of Legal Disputes”