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Noah Stein Mediation

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What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process in which parties who are in a dispute choose to negotiate the resolution of their matter.  Common alternatives to mediation are litigation, arbitration, or continuation of the dispute. Unlike litigation or arbitration, the result is an agreement entered in to by the parties themselves, rather than an outcome imposed by a judge, jury, or arbitrator. 

With a mediated agreement, the mediator will act as a neutral third party, facilitating and guiding the participants through the process to satisfactory resolution and agreement.

Mediation is voluntary - all parties must agree to participate. 

Mediation is confidential – anything discussed in the proceedings may not be shared outside the process.

What are the most common benefits of mediation?

Mediation has many benefits.  Some of the most common are:

  • Lower cost.  Mediation can significantly reduce the cost of a dispute, help curtail or avoid litigation altogether, and help resolve a dispute before it escalates and becomes significantly more expensive, time consuming, aggravating, and complicated.
  • Risk reduction. Mediation can reduce risk and yield better outcomes by helping you focus on your priorities and by moving the dispute into a smaller process-driven arena.
  • Stress reduction.  Mediation can reduce stress and uncertainty by allowing parties to resolve disputes in a guided, more focused environment, while giving participants the ultimate control of the outcome.
  • Better relationships. Mediation can stabilize, repair or restore working relationships, and when appropriate end a relationship in a more productive way.
  • Skill development. Mediation can help you become a better negotiator.