Mediation

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

Mediation is the process whereby a neutral third party encourages and facilitates the resolution of a dispute without deciding what the resolution should be.  It is an informal and nonadversarial process whose objective is helping the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement.  It is based upon communication, negotiation, facilitation, and the technique or method of solving problems.

In mediation, decision-making authority rests with the disputing parties.  The role of the mediator includes, but is not limited to, assisting the disputing parties in identifying issues, facilitating communication, focusing the disputing parties on their interests, maximizing the exploration of alternatives, and helping the disputing parties reach voluntary agreements.

Green Mountain Legal Services is in the business of peace.  Call us to see how we can guide you toward a resolution.