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Written by Russell Alexander / (905) 655-6335

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Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that involves the use of a neutral third party to help parties in a dispute come to an agreement. The mediator does not make a decision or judgement in the case, but rather helps the parties communicate and negotiate to find a mutually acceptable solution.

One of the key benefits of mediation is that it allows the parties involved in a dispute to have more control over the outcome. Unlike in the court system, where a judge or jury makes the final decision, mediation allows the parties to reach their own agreement. This can be especially beneficial in cases where the parties have a long-term relationship that they want to preserve, such as in business or family disputes.

Another advantage of mediation is that it is often less formal and more flexible than the court system. This can make it easier for the parties to come to an agreement, and can also help to reduce the stress and emotions that are often associated with disputes.

Mediation is not appropriate in every situation, and there are some cases where the court system is the only option. However, for many disputes, mediation can be an effective way to resolve conflicts and move forward.

Overall, mediation is a valuable tool for resolving disputes outside of the court system. It offers many benefits, including allowing the parties to have more control over the outcome, providing a less formal and more flexible process, and often resulting in a quicker and more cost-effective resolution.

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the Founder & Senior Partner of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.