Mediation and other forms of ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) can be undertaken by parties involved in nearly any type of civil litigation or conflict . It’s important to note that ADR processes can be used pre-litigation; before any formal court proceedings are initiated. The most commonly used ADR is mediation. Mediation is a process by which parties in dispute meet with a mediator to discuss and hopefully come to a resolution on contested issue(s). A mediator is a neutral third party that is responsible for listening to all sides of a dispute, narrowing the issues, and formalizing a legally binding “contract” that incorporates and addresses the concerns of all parties. For the best results, the process should be confidential and once signed, the resolution should be legal enforceable by all parties to the agreement. Mediation can be especially effective in resolving family disputes.
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