What is Mediation?
Mediation is a well-established, cost-effective, fair, efficient, and confidential process for resolving disagreements. The Mediator, as an impartial third party, helps people in a dispute find a mutually acceptable resolution. The Mediator helps the parties discuss difficult issues and negotiate an agreement. Unlike court, in mediation, the decision-making authority rests with the parties themselves.
There are many benefits to Mediation vs. Litigation; some of these include:
How Does Mediation Work?
There are no fixed rules governing the process of mediation. Generally, however, there are some common elements to the process.
Who is Qualified to Mediate?
Finding a mediator is not always easy. Especially since some individuals that claim they are mediators unfortunately aren't really qualified as mediators. IMA takes this guesswork out of your search. IMA only lists mediators that have attained the required training to be recognized as a Certified Professional Mediator (CPM). Through IMA’s mediator database, you can search for a certified mediator by practice specialty, as well as geographic location. All mediators listed are members in good standing with IMA.