Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mediator’s role?

The Mediator’s role is to host, guide, facilitate, listen, provide emotional support, referee, teach, coach negotiations, generate ideas, record the decisions and assist the disputing parties in the decision making process. The Mediator is the voice of reason, and makes no decisions or orders.

What are the benefits of mediation?

There are several benefits to mediation, including:

  • Control over the process
  • Control over the outcome
  • Saves money
  • Reduces conflict
  • Less time consuming
  • More effective communication
  • Confidential
  • Private

Do disputing parties need attorneys for mediation?

While it is not necessary for the disputing parties to be represented by counsel at mediation, it is however recommended in order for productive negotiations to occur.

How long does mediation take?

The length of mediation depends on the persons and circumstances involved. There is a one (1) hour minimum time session required for mediation.

Who pays for mediation?

The cost of mediation is generally shared equally between the disputing parties.

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