FAQ: What are the potential benefits of mediation?

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FAQ: What are the potential benefits of mediation?

It is:

  • A voluntary and confidential process where participants determine the outcome for themselves rather than it being determined by a Judge, jury or an Arbitrator.
  • Offers a wider range of possible outcomes than can ever be determined by a Court.
    Provides an opportunity for the parties to fully participate in the process and therefore, to feel very much part of a successful outcome.
  • Avoids the potential risk of the significant costs in litigation.
  • The mediator can act as an impartial facilitator to a resolution.
  • Ideally suited to multi-party litigation or otherwise complex disputes.
  • Mediation is also appropriate as a method of resolving interpersonal disputes such as those that arise in the workplace, in clubs, in an educational context, etc.
  • Even an unsuccessful mediation can educate the parties on the strengths and weaknesses of their case and the risks involved which may facilitate resolution in due course.
  • Can allow disputes to be resolved in circumstances where a necessary on-going relationship between the parties can be maintained.
  • It provides a timely resolution where as going to trial can take several years.

Ken_Strongman_003smAbout the Author: Ken Strongman (www.kpstrongman.com) has years of experience and a growing national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator.  He has successfully resolved more than a thousand disputes in the fields of construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, and employment.  He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.

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By Ken Strongman

As a full-time, Mediator and Arbitrator since 2004, Ken’s overarching purpose is to leave the disputing parties in a better position than when they came to him. Ken works to unite people into purposeful and unified directions, actions, and efforts by getting under surface appearances. By doing so, he facilitates the parties in developing their unique solutions. Disputes addressed include business, securities, construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, employment, environment, energy, and trusts & estates.