Unraveling the Meaning of Mediation: A Comprehensive Guide

meaning of mediation
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Mediation can be significantly cheaper than going to court. Parties can often save money on legal fees, expert witnesses, and other costs associated with litigation.

  • Time Efficiency: Mediation can be faster than going to court. The parties can typically schedule mediation sessions at a convenient time rather than waiting for a court date.

  • Confidentiality and Privacy: Mediation is a private process, so details of the dispute do not become a matter of public record. This can be especially important for parties who want to keep confidential information out of the public eye.

  • Control and Flexibility: In mediation, the parties have much more control over the outcome than they would in court. As a result, they can explore creative solutions that may not be possible in a courtroom setting.

  • Preserving Relationships: Mediation can be less adversarial than going to court, which can help preserve relationships between parties. This is especially important when the parties must continue working or living together after resolving the dispute. Conclusion

  • Mediation, focusing on mutual understanding and compromise, offers a powerful tool for resolving disputes in various contexts. By understanding its meaning and benefits, you can decide whether it’s the right approach for your conflict resolution needs.

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Ken S, Maynard CDFA

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Ken Maynard CDFA, Acc.FM

I help smart and successful couples, create separation agreements with clarity and soft landings for secure futures, in 4 meetings or less without all the lawyer created overwhelming conflicts, confusion and costs. You can work with me by video conference or with a DTSW associate at any of our 6 DTSW Greater Toronto mediation centers, including | Aurora | Barrie | North York | Vaughan | Mississauga | Scarborough.

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