What are the benefits of mediation?
Hi there, welcome to Hart Legal talks. My name is Krystle Gill and I’m a lawyer with Hart-Legal. Today I’m going to talk to you about mediation, and answer: what is it, who’s it for, and what are the benefits?
So what is mediation? Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process. There are four different types of ADR; there’s mediation, negotiation, arbitration, and collaborative law. Mediation is where you bring in a neutral third party to resolve disputes between two or more parties. It’s usually a flexible process and the mediator does not make a decision at the very end. The decision is up to the people who were involved in the conflict to come to agreement and resolve their disputes.
So who’s mediation for? Mediation is for most people who are involved in civil or familial disputes, either before or after litigation has been started. You don’t need a lawyer to go through mediation, although it does help facilitate the process. As well, in family law disputes, if you go to mediation its important for the mediator to screen for family violence concerns and potentially make a safety plan.
If you have any questions about family or civil law mediation, please contact us at Hart Legal. We’re happy to answer your questions and help you along the way.
What are the benefits of mediation? Contact our law firm to learn more about how mediation can help you. There are other options such as arbitration and litigation as a back up. Contact our Victoria law firm to learn your options.
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