There are many benefits for mediating your dispute. Here are just a few reasons:
Mediation reduces the time it takes to resolve a conflict. Using the court system may take months or even years to resolve. Mediation can often result in agreement within just a few hours.
Mediation can save you substantial amounts of money spent for legal fees, experts, court costs, depositions, document reproduction, and hearings. There are additional costs associated with the parties and witnesses taking time off from work to attend the depositions or hearings or meetings with their attorneys.
Control of the Outcome
Mediation can often get you the outcome you desire while avoiding the uncertainty of a courtroom trial. Using mediation services allows you to participate in developing the solution to your own problem.
Mediation is particularly valuable when your dispute involves family members, friends, co-workers, business partners, neighbors, your landlord, or your employer with whom you want to keep on good terms. Using mediation you can often resolve your dispute without destroying the relationship.
Mediation allows you the privacy of sensitive matters that you cannot have in a public court of law. Court records are open and available to the general public.
Communication skills, insights, and listening skills learned through mediation can last well beyond the conflict resolution.