When Not to Use Mediation

Situations that tend to be less suitable for Mediation include disputes in which...

One or more of the disputing parties is overwhelmed with the desire to hurt, get revenge, or take advantage of the other party.

The parties have strong principles that leave little room for compromise.

One of the parties is able to manipulate, intimidate, or exercise controlling influence over the opposing party.

One or more of the key decision makers, or those with valuable information, are not willing to participate in the Mediation process.

The above factors are only general guidelines. Exceptions can exist. As every dispute is different, we recommend that you evaluate your dispute individually in order to determine whether it would be appropriate for Mediation. If you are unsure or have any questions, our staff will be happy to assist you in evaluating whether Mediation is appropriate for resolving your dispute.