Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. Over the past ten years it has become the most popular option for resolving civil disputes. Lawyers, insurance companies, risk managers, and legal departments use mediation daily as a quick and efficient way to resolve litigation, claims, and disputes.

During a mediation session, the disputing parties sit down with a neutral person, the mediator, and try to come to a resolution of the disagreement. In the end, an agreement is reached without the hassle of a courtroom.

Some benefits of mediation are that the disputes are settled now, you save litigation expenses, you are in control because the mediator acts as your go-between, you end up being educated about the legal issues involved in your case, and finally, you save time because the mediator keeps things organized and efficient.