Understanding Mediation

Mediation services in Baltimore play an important role in dispute resolution. Mediation is an alternative to litigation when two or more parties cannot reach an agreement on their own. The parties sit down with a mediator, who is a neutral third-party. They discuss the issue, consider proposed solutions, and try to reach an agreement that does not involve having an attorney file a petition or claim in court. The mediator can draft the terms of the settlement into a written document to help prevent future disagreements on that issue.

You can hear more about mediation services by watching this introductory video. You’ll learn about some of the benefits of choosing mediation instead of litigation. You’ll also hear more about the role of the mediator. For instance, the mediator cannot force either party to accept any particular resolution. If either party is dissatisfied with the outcome of mediation, he or she could choose to pursue the matter in court.