Mediation is a meeting where a mediator attempts to help the parties to a lawsuit to compromise and resolve their differences so that a lawsuit can be settled without going to trial. In mediation, the disputing parties work with a neutral third party, the mediator, to resolve their disputes. Typically, a third party, the mediator assists the parties to negotiate a settlement.
As used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. When parties are unwilling or unable to resolve a dispute, one good option is to turn to mediation. The mediator facilitates the resolution of the parties’ disputes by supervising the exchange of information and the bargaining process. The mediator helps the parties find common ground and deal with unrealistic expectations.