Nebraska Mediation Center

Nebraska Mediation Center
435 North Park Avenue
P.O. Box 1062
Fremont, NE 68026-1062
Phone: 402.753.9415
Toll Free: 866.846.5576
Fax: 402.721.6790
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Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


 

 

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What are the types mediation?

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What are the benefits of mediation?

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Benefits of Mediation

HandshakeMediation offers people in conflict an opportunity to have a voice in determining their own outcomes. The informal process allows the parties to express their perspective on the issue and to hear those from others. The individuals decide how to resolve or not to resolve the conflict. Here are some of the benefits of mediation:

Confidential
Mediation is held in a confidential, private setting that is conducive to problem-solving.

Economical
Mediation is generally less expensive when contrasted to the expense of litigation or other forms of resolution.

Mutually Satisfactory Outcomes
Parties are generally more satisfied with solutions that have been mutually agreed upon, as opposed to solutions that are imposed by a third party decision-maker.

High Rate of Compliance
Parties who have reached their own agreement in mediation are also generally more likely to follow through and comply with its terms than those whose resolution has been imposed by a third party decision-maker.

Comprehensive and Customized Outcomes
Mediated outcomes are able to address both legal and non-legal issues. Mediated agreements often address emotional and psychological issues that are often not addressed in the legal system.

Greater Degree of Control and Predictability of Outcome
Parties who negotiate their own settlements have more control over the outcome of their dispute. Gains and losses are more predictable in a mediated outcome than they would be if a case is arbitrated or adjudicated.

Personal Empowerment
People who negotiate their own outcomes often feel greater satisfaction with the outcomes they personally create. Mediation negotiations can provide a forum for learning about and exercising personal power or influence.

Preservation of an Ongoing Relationship or Termination of a Relationship in a More Amicable Way
Many disputes occur in the context of relationships that will continue over future years. A mediated settlement that addresses all parties' interests can often preserve a working relationship in ways that would not be possible in a win/lose decision-making procedure. Mediation can also make the termination of a relationship more amicable.

Workable Decisions
Parties who mediate their differences are able to attend to the fine details of implementation. Negotiated or mediated agreements can include specially tailored procedures for how the decisions will be carried out.

Agreements that are Better than Simple Compromises or Win/Lose Outcomes
Interest-based mediated negotiations can result in outcomes that are more satisfactory to all parties than simple compromise decisions.

Decisions that Hold Up Over Time
Mediated outcomes tend to hold up over time, and if a later dispute results, the parties are more likely to utilize a cooperative forum of problem-solving to resolve their differences than to pursue an adversarial approach.

Source: http://www.mediate.com/articles/mediationfaq.cfm