What is mediation?
Mediation is a less stressful and non-combative process in which a unbiased person, called a mediator, assists a discussion and negotiation between conflicting parties in an effort to settle the problem before it gets worse or goes to court.
Benefits of Mediation
- Save Time and Money – less to no legal or lawyers fees
- Control the Outcome – don’t have a judge, boss, etc. decide your life
- Faster Results
- Higher Rate of Success – more likely to be paid than through court
- Creative Outcomes- not limited by court, business, community restrictions or legalities
Justice and Fairness
Parties often expect the court system to provide justice in their case. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. The court system can only give the legally right outcome, based on what can be proven to the judge. Often what is legally right is not what is morally right. Mediation can provide a place to consider the non-legal aspects of a case and take them into consideration of the outcome.
How long does mediation take?
On average mediation takes about 2 hours. Divorces and complex cases usually take 4 or more hours.
How much does mediation cost?
Mediation is paid by the hour and the cost is usually split between the parties. See out Pricing page for more details.
Where does mediation happen?
Mediation can take place online, by phone or video conferencing or via email. In-person mediations can take place in the following Georgia counties: Fulton, Dekalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Hall, Paulding, Douglas, Fayette, Clayton, Rockdale, Henry, Newton, Walton, Cherokee
Who are the mediators?
All of our mediators are registered with the Georgia Dispute Resolution Office and can be found at GODR.org