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If both parties are willing to compromise, and if the relationship is relatively amicable, mediation is a less expensive and less painful process.  Mediation is informal and confidential.  A neutral third party, who is trained to help people discuss their differences, helps both parties work out their own solutions.  The mediator does not make any decisions, but rather facilitates a way for both parties to come to agreements together.



Arbitration is where a third party, an arbitrator, is selected to hear and decide the case issues. The arbitration process closely resembles that of a court hearing, with the arbitrator acting as the judge.  Arbitrations are normally held in a less formal place than courtrooms, such as the office of your attorney or the arbitrator’s office.  Unlike mediation, the aim is not agreement and the decision made by the arbitrator cannot be appealed.



Litigation, is the process by which a domestic matter is resolved with the Court. The litigation process is used when two parties cannot resolve the issues of their case through any other means. During this process, all decisions are made by a judge in the form of a Court Order. This Order is legally binding, and both parties must comply with the Order as it is written.


The Benefits of Mediation:

During mediation, you have a chance to present your ideas in an informal, private setting.  It is a time for you to be heard and to listen to others.

In mediation, you have a better opportunity to control the outcome of your dispute.

The mediator is impartial and trained to help you and the other party talk about your needs and differences so that you can work things out together.

Mediation may help you reach agreements that will let you get on with your life and possibly keep you out of court in the future.

By discussing your options in mediation, you may discover choices you did not know you had.

Mediation may help improve communications and permit the parties to find better ways to deal with this conflict.

Costs associated with mediation may be lower than those experienced for prolonged litigation.