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Advantages of Mediation Over Litigation

Last modified: 3/6/2012 4:10 PM

Efficient - Successful mediation avoids time consuming litigation and allows parties to achieve a prompt resolution. The majority of mediations are completed in one session, which usually lasts for one and a half to three hours.

Economical - There are no filing or related fees. Mediations are free to the parties.

More flexible - DRPS/SCMP tries to accommodate the parties' court date and preferred days.  Most mediation appointments occur at 10:00 am or 2 pm on weekdays.

Private - no one but the pertinent parties are present and participate in the mediation. Notes taken during the mediation are confiscated and discarded.

Practical - Parties reach agreements that fit their economic, personal or professional circumstances.