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Unlike litigation, mediation is a confidential, non-adversarial process focused on cooperation and finding a mutually beneficial resolution. It's typically faster and less costly than going to court.

Mediation can benefit anyone involved in a dispute, including individuals, businesses, and organizations, in areas such as family law, commercial disputes, workplace conflicts, and more.


The length of mediation varies depending on the complexity of the case and the willingness of parties to negotiate. Sessions can last from a few hours to multiple sessions over weeks or months.


The agreements reached in mediation can be made legally binding if both parties agree and the terms are set out in a written agreement, often called a 'Settlement Agreement' through Mediation conference.


The mediator facilitates discussions, helps clarify issues, and assists in exploring solutions. However, they do not make decisions for the parties or offer legal advice.

Yes, mediation is a confidential process. What is discussed in mediation typically cannot be used as evidence in court, and mediators cannot be called as witnesses.

If an agreement isn't reached, parties retain their rights to seek resolution through other means, such as arbitration or litigation.

Preparation includes gathering relevant documents, considering your goals and potential compromises, and, if necessary, consulting with a legal advisor.

Please check our fees page for more information.

Lee Jacobson had conducted and will continue to offer videoconference based mediation services.

Success rates vary, but many disputes are successfully resolved through mediation. The key factors are the willingness of the parties to negotiate and find common ground.

Yes, there are various styles of mediation, including facilitative, evaluative, and transformative mediation, each with a different approach.