Mediation is private. Nothing that you say or do in mediation can be shared later in court unless it is included in the final, signed, agreement.
All parties attend mediation by choice, often with a goal of preserving a working relationship with the other parties.
Mediators are neutrals. They don’t make judgements about who is right or wrong. They don’t tell you what to do. Final decision making stays with you.
It's Lower in Cost
Because parties share the cost of mediation and resolution can be quick, mediation is typically far less expensive than litigation.
The speed of resolution depends on the rate at which parties can come to agreement and not on a court calendar.
You are encouraged to have an attorney review your agreement before signing, or an attorney can participate in the entire process with you.