Many times, litigation is not the best avenue for addressing civil claims that could be resolved more quickly, creatively and effectively through the use of mediation. In mediation, a third party neutral New York mediator sits down with both parties to understand their positions first.
Using common ground to launch conversation, a mediator then helps parties realize the possible opportunities for resolution. Many parties to civil disputes find that mediation is a much better forum for maintaining some level of control over the structure of the process and the outcome. As an added benefit, mediation is also much less expensive and far more private than litigation, allowing parties to get back to their lives more quickly. The neutral setting of mediation makes it easier for parties to meet on a level playing field and talk through possible options. Selecting a mediator with experience in the field of your dispute can also help reduce costs and increase the chances of case resolution efficiently.