Mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution where an independent, neutral third-party assists parties to a dispute resolve and settle their issues. Dispute resolution accomplished through mediation can avoid potentially protracted and expensive litigation. Mediation can be independently agreed upon by the parties involved or ordered by a court, but all parties must voluntarily commit to the process of mediation and to negotiate in good faith with others involved. Whether a dispute is settled through mediation is entirely up to the parties. Unlike a judge in a court of law or an arbitrator, a mediator has no authority to make any decision that is binding on the parties.
For a mediation to be effective, it is not enough to engage a trained, experienced mediator. It also requires that the parties be motivated to resolve the dispute. With a skilled mediator and motivated parties, most disputes can be successfully resolved. Further, resolutions reached through mediation have been shown to have certain significant advantages over outcomes reached through traditional lawsuits.
The mediators at Innovative Dispute Resolution, LLC are trained to help you reap the advantages of a mediated settlement. We provide in-person mediations at your offices or remotely over Zoom. We can help you resolve your dispute!
For more information or to schedule a mediation please contact Jo Ellen Dyer at 816-590-4335 or Brett Coonrod at 816-912-0012.