Mediation allows parties to retain control over their situation. Court proceedings are public, lengthy, and costly. This is true in Divorce and Family cases and it’s true in civil matters as well. If it matters to you to keep your conflict and your information private, try mediation before filing in court.
In mediation, the mediator is a third party neutral who facilitates conversation and negotiation, but ultimately it’s the parties who craft an agreement that works for them. All parties in a mediation are bound by a confidentiality agreement - so what happens in mediation, stays in mediation.
Through the process of mediation, parties can even learn some techniques for better communication that will help them be more equipped to resolve conflict on their own in future situations.