What is Mediation?

A voluntary process in which a neutral and impartial third party (mediator) facilitates communication between two or more parties who are in dispute, which may enable them to negotiate a resolution/agreement. The process of mediation allows each party an efficient and cost effective alternative method for resolution while avoiding litigation.

Although it is not legally required, parties are strongly encouraged to have their mediation agreement reviewed by legal counsel prior to filing any documents with the court. Laws are continuously subject to changes and therefore it is important that each party has legal coaching regarding the mediation agreement to ensure that the agreement will stand up in court.

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