Mediation is quick, private, fair, and inexpensive compared to a lawsuit. Most mediation sessions last only a few hours or a day, depending on the type of case. In contrast, lawsuits often take many months, or even years, to resolve. In many disputes, the mediator’s neutral perspective enables the parties to take a fresh look at the conflict and at potential solutions in order to move past a standstill. A mediator will help the parties develop an effective communication and negotiation process.

Advantages of Mediation over Litigation

  • Avoiding excessive expense, time, and stress
  • Informally identifying the concrete problems that need resolution
  • Confidentially surfacing and resolving emotional issues that interfere with agreement
  • Guiding discussion so that people and issues do not become polarized
  • Bringing out common interests
  • Reducing bitterness, hostility, anger, and resistance
  • Involving parties in collaborative problem solving and planning
  • Parties controlling the outcome rather than the judge or jury
  • Preserving personal dignity and respect so that agreements last
  • Preventing future conflicts through conflict systems design techniques
  • Resolving a dispute in a non-adversarial way so that important relationships are repaired and preserved

Ready to move forward with mediation? Contact the dedicated and experienced Carmel, Indiana, attorneys at the law firm of Coots, Henke & Wheeler to schedule a mediation appointment today:

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