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Mediation is the intervention into a dispute or negotiation by an acceptable, neutral third party (who has no authoritative decision-making power), to assist contending parties in voluntarily reaching their own mutually beneficial agreement on the issues in dispute. Mediation is a good choice because it is generally less expensive, provides a more timely way of resolving disputes, has mutually satisfactory outcomes with a high rate of compliance, results in comprehensive and customized agreements, offers parties greater control and predictability over outcomes, and is confidential.

A mediation session
Third parties can help bring about compromise.
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