When Not To Use Mediation (And When To Use It)

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Mediation is a process where two people in conflict work with a neutral third party to resolve their differences. It’s often used in cases of divorce, business disputes, and even neighborhood disagreements. 

While mediation can be an effective way to reach a resolution, there are some situations when it’s not the best choice. 

If one party is unwilling to negotiate in good faith, mediation will not be successful. Mediation also may not be appropriate if there is a history of violence or abuse, or if one party has significantly more power than the other. In addition, if the parties are unable to agree on basic issues, such as child custody or financial support, mediation is unlikely to be successful. 

If one person is coercion or intimidation, if there is a history of domestic violence, or if the parties involved can’t have a civil conversation, mediation is not likely to be successful. In these cases, it’s best to seek other options for resolving the conflict.

Finally, if the parties have already been through mediation and were unable to reach an agreement, it is probably not worth trying again. In these cases, it may be better to pursue other options, such as arbitration or litigation.

However, in many other cases, mediation is a great choice. When two parties are unable to come to an agreement, mediation can be a good choice if these people are willing and able to work together.

Mediation is a process whereby a neutral third party helps the parties to reach an agreement. The mediator does not make any decisions; rather, they facilitate communication and help the parties to identify common ground. Mediation can be used in a variety of disputes, including family disputes, business disputes, and even international disputes. 

When mediation is successful, it can result in a win-win outcome for both parties. In addition, mediation is usually quicker and cheaper than going to court. As a result, it is often worth considering mediation as an option when two parties are in dispute.

Are you facing the prospect of mediation yourself?

The team of legal and technical experts at Immediation are here to help guide you through the mediation process and reach the best possible outcome. You can do it 100% online or opt to use a managed service where the Immediation personnel do everything for you, from start to finish.

Mediation is a good first step in the dispute resolution process. It’s Immediation’s goal to help you sustain your business relationships, while resolving the matter quickly and professionally.

Want to know more, or enquire about your business dispute? Simply fill out the form on the contact page and they’ll be in touch.