Mediation is a confidential meeting or series of meetings, where an independent, neutral third party (known as the Mediator) facilitates discussion between people in a dispute, and assists those people to negotiate and reach agreement of their issues.
The Mediator acts as a catalyst for the process, utilising his or her technical skills and experience to help people reach agreement by identifying issues, exploring possible bases for agreement, and weighing the consequences of not settling.
Unlike Arbitration, the Mediator cannot impose his or her own decision upon the participants to the mediation.
Agreements reached in mediation are not legally binding until the agreement is then recorded in either a Consent Order, Financial Agreement or other binding legal document.
In many cases, the efforts of Watts McCray’s highly trained, experienced mediators have resulted in settlements and family dispute resolution in just one day, and mediation continues to prove itself as a very successful ADR process.
Please contact us for more information on how mediation can be used as a conflict resolution technique for your situation.
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