Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you simply can’t reach an agreement with the other party and face having to accept an alternative of much lesser value.
It’s natural to be tempted to escalate matters to litigation or arbitration. But these solutions can be very costly and time consuming. Not only that – the final verdict may not be something you wanted but is something imposed on you by an arbitrator or judge.
Before resorting to those solutions, consider using mediation – a process where a neutral third party helps you and and the other party to reach an agreement.
Mediation is a voluntary, confidential, less costly, and faster way of getting to an agreement.
At Resolution Pathways, we use the "understanding " approach of mediation, taught and promoted by The Harvard Law School (Harvard Negotiation Institute). Serving as a non-coercive neutral, our approach assists the parties to make decisions together based on their understanding of their own views, the other party's views, and the respective realities they face.
We believe that as the parties begin to make decisions together they can also more easily reach an agreement together that will serve them better than their alternatives. In addition, our approach has the benefit of helping people to escape from their conflict trap and set them on a path to a more productive and positive relationship for the long-term.
Contact us to learn more about how our mediation approach can work for your situation.