Mediation can be utilized in many types of disagreements, including family issues, employment grievances, neighborhood complaints, and contract disputes. A trained mediator can assist in bringing about a prompt and appropriate result that both parties can live with, allowing them to move forward in a more positive manner. One primary benefit of mediation is that the parties themselves are intimately involved in the outcome, which generally yields greater satisfaction with and adherence to the agreement.
The mediator facilitates conversation between the parties enabling them to create their own resolution. Both parties must agree to actively participate in mediation for the process to succeed. Mediation sessions are confidential, which promotes a more robust exchange of ideas.
Mediation is not implemented as often as it could, or should be. Before choosing to litigate issues in court, Kathi believes that parties should at least consider the mediation process as a first step. Mediation is generally less costly and less stressful than the alternative.
Kathi is a trained mediator who has successfully assisted parties in resolving cases for over 10 years. Contact the office to learn more about the process.