Mediation is a structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to participate in the process actively. Mediation is a “party-centered” process in that it is focused primarily upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties.
Often when engaging the courts or the legal system, disputes can become purely transactional. Through mediation, specifically interest-based mediation, parties can work out creative solutions that best serve the deeper needs of all those involved.