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
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
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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