What is Mediation?

Mediation is a conflict resolution process in which a neutral mediator assists the parties through constructive discussion and negotiation of their issues in order to reach a mutually acceptable resolution.

What is Mediation?

Given the recent court closures and the difficulty of taking cases to trial now days, mediation is becoming a more reliable and affordable option than ever before.

Consider the following:

 

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The Court supports mediation. As stated on the Superior Court of California County of San Diego

 

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Settlements reached at mediation can be enforced – California Evidence Code Sections 1118, 1123, 1124

 

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Settlements are confidential – California Evidence Code Section 1119

 

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Mediation can be scheduled prior to parties receiving a trial date

 

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Mediation is cost-effective

 

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Mediation saves time


ADR (Mediation) is a process offered by the court and others to help people resolve their disputes without going to trial. By using ADR (Mediation), you may not have to file a lawsuit, and if you do file a lawsuit, you may be able to avoid a trial. ADR (Mediation) is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial and may also give the parties more control over when and how their dispute is resolved.