Kathleen Warszycki, NCM
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a process in which Kathleen Warszycki, a "mediator," helps you communicate with one another through all the emotions and difficulties to reach an agreement. The process of mediation help identify important issues, clarify misunderstandings, explore solutions, and negotiate a settlement.
- A mediator can help you to reach agreements, and help parties find solutions that can work.
- In mediation, you make your own decisions.
- Mediators will not make decisions for you, provide any legal advice, or recommend the terms of an agreement.
- Mediation can help protect your privacy since, unlike courtroom proceedings, which are open to the public, mediation is a confidential process.
Mediation saves you time and money, and relationships
- Mediation provides an opportunity for you and other parties to express yourselves and be heard.
- Mediation may help get your needs and the other person's needs met by reaching creative, customized solutions that work for everyone.
- You have decision-making power in mediation, not the courts.
- Many business disputes, family conflicts, neighborhood disputes, divorces are effectively resolved in mediation because parties feel heard.
- Mediation helps preserve relationships.
- Mediation offers a win/win and gives you an opportunity to identify solutions that will work for all the parties involved in the conflict.
"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser - in fees, expenses and waste of time.”Thomas Jefferson
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