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Advantages of Mediation
Mediation is nearly always a better form of dispute resolution than litigation or arbitration.
Most disputes result from poor communication. Mediation is an opportunity to communicate better--to be fully heard, to present your story, and to search for mutually satisfactory solutions. In mediation people often communicate more effectively with one another than in arbitration or court.
Another advantage of mediation is that innovative solutions to a problem may be explored. You can create your own solutions rather than have a judge or arbitrator impose a decision on you. Thus, you maintain the power to decide rather than have someone else decide for you.
The outcome of mediation generally produces more satisfaction and compliance among its participants than those who use litigation.