What is mediation?
Mediation is a process in which a neutral, third person facilitates a discussion between two or more people. The mediator is neutral and has no interest in the dispute or prior dealings with the parties. The role of the mediator is to facilitate a conversation between the parties, not to advocate, judge or counsel the parties. This means that the mediator will not take sides, and will not give advice or make decisions for you. The mediator will help you to identify the main issues you want to discuss, reduce obstacles to communication, explore options and assist you to reach voluntary and mutually agreeable resolutions.
Each party has the right to speak for themselves, to be heard, and to be treated with respect during the mediation. Mediation is confidential and voluntary. The mediator will discuss all these topics with you prior to your mediation commencing.
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