Why Choose Mediation?

  1. In most circumstances, parties voluntarily choose mediation, and it is often the first step in recognizing that an issue exists that the parties want to resolve.
  2. The parties agree upon the Mediator, setting the stage for future agreements. This also ensures that the parties are comfortable with the Mediator, the person who will be overseeing the process.
  3. Mediation results in voluntary agreements, jointly agreed to by the parties, and statistically more likely to be implemented and adhered to.
  4. As the process is facilitated by the Mediator, who realizes the importance of civilized and professional conduct by all parties in the success of a mediation, mediations are not normally adversarial in nature, compared to Court and Arbitration cases.
  5. By not being based on an adversarial system, mediations can facilitate the improvement the relations between the parties on a long term basis.
  6. Mediations are time and cost savers. Depending on the nature of the issue, and mediation may last part of a day, a full day, or several days, as controlled by the parties themselves. By comparison, Court cases and Arbitrations may last many weeks over a considerable period of time, and cost all parties considerable fees.
  7. Mediated results must be acceptable by all parties involved, based on the concept that the result reflects the decisions of those parties themselves. As they involve the decision of an outside third party, Court cases and Arbitrations may not always be what any of the parties hoped for, leaving the issue potentially unresolved in the eyes of the participants.

For available mediation dates, please contact us at 519-903-5634 or john@jmboxconsulting.com.