Mediation is often looked at as a process in which to solve a problem or dispute. Coming to a mutually acceptable agreement through negotiation is commonly the most effective alternative to the traditional constraints of the trial process. As such, mediation is typically the preferred conflict resolution option, as it saves time and money for the parties involved in the dispute. The neutral third party in a mediation is relied upon to guide both parties toward a solution in order to end the conflict at hand.
Many people associate mediation with marital disputes, but mediation is actually used in many non-criminal matters. In fact, some non-violent criminal matters are able to be resolved via mediation. The following are some of the most common scenarios involving mediation:
- Contract Disputes
- Peer Mediation
- Family Issues such as separation, divorce, premarital agreements, alimony, etc.
- Workplace Disputes such as workers’ compensation, harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, etc.
- Public Disputes such as land-use and environmental
- Commercial Disputes such as medical malpractice, landlord/tenant, personal injury, homeowners’ associations, partnerships, etc.
- Community Mediation
The above list only scratches the surface of the wide variety of scenarios that can be resolved through the use of mediation. If you find yourself in a dispute and would like to try an alternative to filing a lawsuit, contact the Law Office of Brenda Murzyn, P.C. for advice on proceeding with mediation.