Benefits of Mediation
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BENEFITS OF MEDIATION

1.  Disputes are resolved quickly. A single hearing is often sufficient to resolve the dispute.

2.  Mediation is significantly less expensive than litigation. Because litigation involves lawyers and experts and typically lasts from 12 to 18 months, and legal fees on both sides can be extremely high. Moreover, the losing party frequently pays the other party's legal fees in addition to their own.

3.  Unlike public court proceedings, mediation is private and confidential unless the parties agree otherwise. This avoids the public disclosure of potentially embarrassing information in open court testimony and in documents filed with the court which are generally available to the public at large.

4.  Mediation is voluntary; a party cannot be forced to accept an outcome he or she does not like. As a result, any party may withdraw at any time.

5.  Meditation is non-binding until a settlement agreed to by all parties is reached. 6.  A mediated settlement eliminates the unpredictable nature of litigation.

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