MEDIATION

Mediation is an effective, low cost alternative dispute resolution process. Mediation is a private and confidential means to assist parties in negotiating a mutually satisfying agreement outside of the court system, thereby reducing costs and leaving more control of the outcome to the parties themselves.

Stellar’s certified mediators use various proven & effective techniques to improve dialogue and empathy between parties. Because a mediator is a neutral third party, Stellar’s mediators will work with both parties to develop a mutually satisfactory agreement.

Benefits of mediation:

  • Mediation is more cost effective than litigation (going to court) or arbitration (a hearing where a third party is retained to decide the outcome).
  • Mediation is much more timely than litigation (going to court) or arbitration (a hearing where a third party is retained to decide the outcome).
  • The parties have control over the outcome / results.
  • The mediation process is confidential & private vs. court proceedings, which are a matter of public record.
  • Because the parties are involved in the decision making and resolution, mediation has a higher rate of success & compliance than litigation or arbitration.
  • Support: Mediators are specifically trained to provide support in difficult situations; particularly at Stellar, where our mediators are also mental health professionals.
  • Creative solutions: Mediators are specifically trained to come up with creative solutions to complex issues and situations.

Types of mediation offered at Stellar Mental Health & Mediation:

  • Parenting / Parenting Plans / Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Eldercare
  • Family
  • Workplace
  • Neighborhood / Neighborhood Association
  • Business / Contracts / Partnerships
  • Commercial
  • Landlord / Tenant
  • Community
  • Civil
  • Victim / Offender