September 21st, 2017
Mediation Path will help you develop mediated solutions to the personal and business conflicts in your life. You can mediate no matter where you already are in the process – before or after deciding on divorce/separation, or when a dispute arises in your business or relationship, before engaging attorneys, or during the process of negotiating with attorneys or with the help of a therapist. Mediation is a safe, neutral and voluntary process to resolve a variety of neighbor, workplace and family disagreements without going to court or paying high fees through a therapist or attorney fees. Every conflict could use the assistance of a professional mediator. Conflict, simply stated, is a clash or disagreement between two or more parties. Conflict is an unavoidable part of our daily lives, a foreseeable result of our highly complex, competitive, and often litigious society. (Litigious is defined as tending to engage in lawsuits.) Whether in personal interaction or our business relations, each of us has our own ideas, opinions, and needs, and dealing with these differences with others can determine the quality of our lives. Learning to manage conflict effectively is an essential life skill needed by every person and everyone’s group, regardless of one’s age, social role, profession, gender, cultural background, or beliefs. Mediation is a form of aided negotiation involving a third party not currently a participant of the dispute. Mediation can be formally defined as the intervention by a third party between two or more sides in a dispute in an attempt to help them reach an agreement. The third parties in this process are called mediators. Mediators are not commissioned to render a decision but merely to guide the participants in reaching a mutually satisfactory agreement. Reasons for a dispute: Incomplete communication — one of the parties to the conflict did not hear the whole story Stress overload — one of the parties to the dispute was confused, over-loaded, or stressed Inaccurate information — one of the parties to the conflict had the wrong information Different viewpoints — the parties to the dispute see things differently; the parties may have different beliefs or values Below are some benefits to answer your WIFM question: Mediation has a high success rate. Mediation has a lower cost than traditional litigation. Mediation allows you to remain in control and make your own decision. Mediation is confidential. Mediation is private. Mediation is voluntary. Mediation is effective because settlements based on mutual satisfaction and voluntary. Agreement will, more likely, be honored by the parties. Mediation is less formal and conducted in a relaxed atmosphere. Mediation allows the parties to be creative in choosing their resolution. We offer private collaborative mediation services at an affordable rate and assist the parties with coming to a complete and amicable settlement of the disputed matter. Call Today to get started!