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What Is Mediation?

Simply, mediation is a form of dispute resolution where the parties involved bring in an impartial third party to use his/her expertise to help them work through their differences to a solution. The parties to disputes that may be mediated can include individuals, corporations, organizations and even governments.

To begin a mediation, a nonpartisan mediator who is knowledgeable in the area of dispute is brought in by the parties to guide them in negotiation, to air differences and to arrive at at a solution or agreement to the matter at hand.

Mediation lends itself most easily to situations where both parties have an interest in reaching an agreement that works for both.  Such situations include prenuptial agreements, divorce, separation, eldercare, family issues, estate disputes, medical issues, grievances, land use, landlord-tenant disputes, contracts and other disputes that are not highly adversarial.

Mediation has been around in one form or another ever since man started having business or social interactions with each other.  Mediators have been known over time by many other names including medium, interpolator, intercessor, conciliator, interlocutor and more.  Some cultures have restricted the use of mediation and/or required that only certain authorities can act as a mediator.

 

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New Mediation Act Places Statutory Obligation On Litigants To Consider Altern...
New Mediation Act places statutory obligation on litigants to consider alternative dispute resolution methods Lexology The Mediation Act the Act, which was signed into law on 2 October 2017, places a new statutory obligation on litigants to consider mediation as a means of resolving a dispute. It is due to commence in the coming weeks. This is a welcome development

PBGC To Try Mediation With Plan Sponsors On Termination Liability, Early Warn...
Pensions Investments PBGC to try mediation with plan sponsors on termination liability, early warning programs Pensions Investments Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. officials introduced Monday a new mediation approach to dealing with plan sponsors involved in the agency39s termination liability and early warning programs. quotI am doing whatever I can to make it easier for plan sponsors and more raquo

Chief Judge Orders Apuron To Join Mediation Process Guam PDN Pacific Daily ...
Pacific Daily News Chief judge orders Apuron to join mediation process Guam PDN Pacific Daily News U.S. District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco Gatewood ordered Archbishop Apuron to participate in premediation talks to try to settle clergy sex abuse Parties already at odds at clergy sex abuse lawsuits hearing KUAM KUAM.com all 2 news articles raquo

EU Vows To Save Iran Deal, Fears For North Korea Mediation The Jerusalem Post
The Jerusalem Post EU vows to save Iran deal, fears for North Korea mediation The Jerusalem Post EU vows to save Iran deal, fears for North Korea mediation. gt Donald Trump, Cyrus, has said 39no39 to Iran middot gt. WATCH: Netanyahu congratulates Trump on 39courageous39 Iran decision. By REUTERS. October 16, 2017 13:32 EU defends Iran deal despite Trump, appeals to US CongressThe Fiscal Times all 4,957 news articles raquo

China To Pilot Lawyer Mediation System Xinhua
China to pilot lawyer mediation system Xinhua BEIJING, Oct. 16 Xinhua China will pilot a lawyer mediation system in nine provinces and two municipalities in an attempt to better resolve civil and business conflicts. A new guideline jointly issued by the Supreme People39s Court and the Ministry and more raquo

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