Mediation is a formal collaborative approach to resolve conflicts. While our legal system is designed to determine the facts according to the laws and rules set forth by our country and state, it is by nature an adversarial process.
Mediation leaves the decision power totally and strictly with the parties. The mediator does not decide what is "fair" or "right," does not assess blame nor render an opinion on the merits of either side. Rather, the mediator acts as a catalyst between opposing interests attempting to bring them together by defining issues and eliminating obstacles to communication, while moderating and guiding the process to avoid confrontation and ill will. The mediator will, however, seek concessions from each side during the mediation process.
Each mediation is unique and the approach is determined by the participants and the conflict at hand. We specialize in cultivating an individual approach that serves the individuals best. The empowerment of each party is the most crucial step to success.