Mediation gives people a quick, inexpensive way to work out their differences while addressing everyone’s needs and interests. Decisions reached in mediation are created by the people who are in conflict, not imposed on them by a judge.
encourages direct communication between the parties
helps people decide for themselves
allows for the expression of emotions
explores creative means of solving problems
preserves the strengths of an ongoing relationship
helps people accept the consequences of their own decisions
develops a model for resolution of future conflicts