What is mediation?
Mediation is a voluntary and confidential out-of-court dispute resolution procedure where a third neutral party – mediator helps the parties to reach an agreement.
The term “mediation” broadly refers to any case in which a third party helps others to reach an agreement. In particular, mediation has the structure, timing and dynamics that are lacking in “ordinary” negotiations.
The process is personal and confidential, possibly imposed by law. Participation is usually voluntary. The mediator acts as a neutral third party and facilitates but does not direct the process. Mediation is turning into a more peaceful and internationally approved solution for ending a conflict. Mediation can be used to resolve disputes of any scale.
I am a mediator and as such I help my clients and visitors of this site to resolve conflicts in their relationships at different levels. I’m a family mediation specialist and I help couples and families to improve communication with each other and thus maintain their relationship. Usually after my work relationships rise to a higher level and the relationship between people becomes stronger and stronger.
As a family mediator I also help couples who want to turn a new page in their lives and start clean. No conflicts, no negative memories and emotions from experiences with the partner. Without unnecessary costs for lawyers, court cases, property valuations, etc. Just a notary agreement. Yes, this is possible! By the magic in which I believe and master – Mediation.
Why is Mediation important?
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In my articles and videos I try to give you information which will help you maintain your relationships with others at a level where you almost fail to conflict, or if it happens the outcome is very fast and easy, in some cases even pleasant. If you follow my posts, you will inevitably build a diplomat who can master every situation without putting your self-esteem in the background.
Benefits of Mediation
While the mediator may charge a fee comparable to that of a lawyer, the mediation process usually takes far less time than moving the case through standard legal channels. While a case in the hands of a lawyer or court may take months or years to resolve, mediation usually resolves it within hours. Less time means less cost.
While court hearings are public, mediation remains strictly confidential. None but the parties to the dispute and the mediator know what happened. Confidentiality in mediation is so important that in most cases the legal system cannot force the mediator to testify in court on the content or progress of mediation. Many mediators destroy their notes made during mediation after the session is over. The only exception to such strict confidentiality usually includes child abuse or actual criminal acts.
Mediation increases the parties’ control over the decision. In a court case the parties have a decision, but the control is in the hands of the judge or the jury. Often, a judge or a jury cannot lawfully provide solutions as they do in mediation. Thus, mediation is more likely to produce a result that is mutually acceptable to the parties.
As the result is achieved by the parties that work together and are mutually acceptable, consent with mediation is usually high. This further reduces costs as the parties do not have to hire a lawyer to enforce the agreement. However it is fully enforceable in court.
The parties in the mediation are usually ready to work towards the solution. In most cases, only the fact that parties want to mediate means that they are ready to “move” their position. In this way, they are more susceptible to the understanding of the other party and work on the main issues of the dispute. This benefits for the preserving the relations that the parties had before the dispute.
Mediators are trained to work in difficult situations. The mediator acts as a neutral facilitator and leads the parties through the process. The same helps the parties to think “out of the box” about possible solutions to the dispute by extending the scope of possible solutions.