Mediation Really Works!
The American Arbitration Association reports that over 85% of all mediations result in a settlement.
SOME MEDIATION FACTS (from wikipedia):
Cost: The mediation process generally takes much less time than moving a case through standard legal channels.
Confidentiality: While court hearings are public, mediation remains strictly confidential.
Control: Mediation increases the control the parties have over the resolution.
Compliance: Because the result is attained by the parties working together and is mutually agreeable, compliance with the mediated agreement is usually high.
Mutuality: Parties to a mediation are typically ready to work mutually toward a resolution.
Support: Mediators are trained in working with difficult situations.