In one of our previous posts, “What does litigation mean?“, we briefly mentioned mediation as one of the steps you may utilize prior to a trial. Can mediation help you avoid going to trial entirely? The short answer is maybe. We’ll start by taking a look at the basics and process involved in mediation.
Last week’s post, “Can Mediation Help You Avoid Going to Trial?“, went over the basics of the mediation process and how it can benefit those looking to avoid going before a judge or jury in a courtroom. Today, we’re going to take a closer look into two types of case resolution— direct negotiation and assisted mediation — how they differ, and how to know which process may work better in your unique situation. Lawsuit mediation is quite often ordered by the court during a lawsuit’s early stages. Even if you are certain that your particular situation will end in court, it’s worth taking the time to familiarize yourself with this particular tool, to ensure you have all the information you need before moving forward.