Conflict mediation can be a beneficial way to resolve a conflict with another party. This process is typically informal and confidential, and you can shape mediation proceedings to align with your interests and goals.
As you move forward with conflict mediation, there are a few things you can do to prepare to get the most out of this process:
- First, familiarize yourself with the mediation process and what it entails. Make sure you understand the role the mediator plays, what the participants do, and the general structure of each session.
- Second, clarify your goals and interests. What outcome(s) are you hoping to achieve from the conflict mediation process? What matters most to you when it comes to the outcome? This can help you stay focused during each session.
- Third, collect all relevant information about the dispute, including any documents or evidence in your possession. This documentation may include communication records, contracts, financial data, and other materials you can present to support your side of the argument.
- Fourth, know that there are alternatives to mediation. Think about what would happen if the mediation doesn’t lead to a resolution. Understanding what you will do if mediation does not work out like you hope can help you maintain perspective during the process.
If you need a trusted, experienced mediator to guide you through the conflict mediation process, turn to us. At King Mountain Law, we have extensive experience with conflict mediation, and we welcome your call to our law firm.