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I HAVE TO GO TO MEDIATION – WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?


Lawyer during mediation

Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party, called a mediator, facilitates communication and negotiation between the parties in a dispute to help them reach a mutually acceptable agreement. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that is often used to resolve disputes in civil litigation, including personal injury cases, employment disputes, and contract disputes.


During mediation, the parties involved in the dispute meet with a mediator, who is a neutral third party trained to help facilitate communication and negotiation between the parties. The mediator does not have the power to make a decision or impose a settlement, but instead helps the parties to identify and understand each other's positions, interests, and concerns, and to explore possible solutions to the dispute.


Mediation is a process in which the parties are free to accept or reject any settlement agreement reached. If the parties reach a settlement agreement, the terms of the agreement are usually put in writing and signed by the parties.


Mediation is often less formal than going to court and generally less expensive, it also allows the parties to have more control over the outcome of the case and can be less adversarial than going to trial.


At Guenin Law we can help you with the mediation process.

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