What is Mediation?
- Mediation is an acceptable alternative to resolving a dispute through the court system. Agreements made in mediation are legally binding and are recognized by the court.
- Mediation is resolution focused; parties will have a chance to discuss the incident/issue from their perspective and a trained mediator will work with them to move toward workable resolutions.
- Mediation is confidential; this gives participants the opportunity to speak freely about the issues without fear of further repercussions.
- Mediation provides those involved the power to come up with a workable resolution.
- Mediation is a voluntary process; no one will be forced to mediate.
- It’s free!
What will the mediator do?
- Provide a safe, secure, and confidential environment for the mediation to take place.
- The mediator will not show bias, but will remain solution focused. If parties come to a crossroads or appear to be stuck, the mediator will work with both parties to overcome the impasse.
- Assist the parties in drafting an agreement that is fair and satisfies the concerns of all involved.
How does this process work?
- Give us a call! Littleton has trained mediation staff that is ready to assist you in finding resolution.
- We will ask questions of both parties to find out how this dispute ended up in mediation, what could be done to resolve the issue, and what each party would like to see in future interactions with the other.
- We will coordinate schedules, secure a meeting facility and walk all parties through the process.
- Parties will meet and discuss the issues from their perspectives. After each party had an opportunity to share, the mediator will facilitate a conversation that explores the issues further as well as produces potential resolution to the problem.
How do I get started?
For more information, contact Ryan Thompson at the Littleton Conflict Resolution Center at 303-795-3876 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Thompson is a professional member of the Mediation Association of Colorado.
To get started, complete and submit the
Mediation Referral Form