Frequently asked questions

What is mediation?

Mediation is a procedure in which the parties voluntarily discuss their disputes with the assistance of a trained impartial third person, a mediator, who assists them in reaching a settlement.

Why should you mediate?

Mediation will save time and money and might be able to get you the type of relief a court cannot award. The parties can fashion their own solution.

Is mediation confidential?

Mediation sessions are confidential. That means that things that are said during mediation or settlement offers that are made, cannot be used against the parties making the statements or offers.

Is a mediation agreement enforceable?

A mediation agreement is enforceable if it is in writing, signed by all parties to a lawsuit, and admissible as evidence.

How is a mediation agreement enforced?

In cases where a dispute has not gone to litigation, the parties can bring an action to court for breach of contract or they can try to remediate the agreement.

What happens if you fail to reach an agreement in mediation?

Even if a mediation fails to reach an agreement, the parties can still litigate their issues.

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