– A mediator is an impartial third party who assists the parties to a conflict to reach an agreement which addresses the issues in their dispute.
– Mediation is a voluntary, informal, confidential and private process.
– Mediation is used to help parties resolve organizational, civil and community conflicts and disputes.
– Mediation is a cheaper alternative to going to court.
– The process is non-binding on the parties, except if an agreement is reached.
– The mediator has no authority to decide the issues nor to enforce a settlement.
– The parties retain 100% control of the outcome of a mediation.
– The length of the mediation depends on the issues at stake and how long it takes for the parties to reach agreement.
– Online mediation provides parties with the same benefits as in-person mediation. Additional benefits include:
- Lowering the costs of travel and related expenses associated with mediations.
- Web-based technology allows parties to meet confidentially in private sessions with the mediator and also in joint sessions.
- Agreements are can created and signed electronically.
To explore or schedule your in-person or online mediation session with the Tessendorf Consulting Group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org