Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that can be effective for ending personal and business disputes outside of the courtroom. It avoids the hassle, uncertainty and cost of litigation, and provides a variety of long-term benefits many fail to consider when in the midst of a vicious legal battle.
Mediation is often court-ordered as part of the litigation process, or it may be voluntarily chosen prior to or during litigation. Opting for mediation when involved in a legal dispute in Texas can provide a variety of benefits. The process is less expensive and requires less time. It keeps control of the process and the outcome of the dispute within the hands of those affected most – the disputing parties. It is a private and confidential process, so the general public will never be aware of the discussions held during the process. This keeps sensitive personal and potential valuable proprietary information out of the public eye.
Mediation is also effective for protecting important relationships. It can preserve mutually beneficial business arrangements and ensure that the parties are able to move forward following a dispute. This can be especially helpful when resolving family legal matter, including divorce and its effect on children.