Who participates in mediation?
Generally, those parties involved in the dispute. Some mediations involve only two parties while others may involve large groups.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a form of conflict resolution in which two or more parties involved in a dispute meet with a neutral third party/mediator to discuss the issues and attempt to resolve the matter in an amicable and professional way.
How much does mediation cost?
The cost depends on the type of case and the hourly fee charged by the mediator. Participants usually split the fee unless otherwise agreed.
Are mediations confidential?
Yes, everyone attending the mediation agrees to confidentiality. Statements made during mediation are confidential and usually inadmissible in future actions.
How long does mediation last?
A typical mediation can last from a few hours to an entire day or longer. Many mediators have a minimum two hour fee. Most mediations are resolved in one meeting but additional sessions can be scheduled by an agreement of the parties.