Mediation – what can it do for you in the times of Covid-19?
Mediation – one of the methods of alternative dispute resolution – is not a slogan but a real solution to the lengthiness of the court proceedings, to the backlogs in the courts and to the costs that are borne by the parties when having a legal battle involving lawyers, numerous hearings and loads of drafting.
And on top, mediation can be done online entirely! No need to go to the mediator’s office.
Instead of waiting for your court hearing date, which can take ages within the Covid-19 regime, the parties can direct themselves to mediation, do it safely online from where they are and try to solve their legal dispute amicably, speedily, and cheaper than in the court battle.
All the family law issues, as well as commercial or labour disputes can be resolved this way.
Mediation is easy, it is also accessible and less stressful than the court proceedings are. And as opposed to the court, where you do not choose a judge, you can choose your mediator ensuring he or she has appropriate skills to handle your case (and your opponent!) properly and firmly.
And it is also strictly private and confidential – to make parties make honest offers to each other, which cannot then be used against any of them in the court.
So what a mediation can do in the times of Covid-19 and especially when done online? An example can be seen in this video:
You can see how parties residing in the different countries can come to a joint conclusion regarding contacts with a child.
This sort of mediation can also serve in the cases regarding alimony, divorce, property division. And really, instead of rushing up to the court, after a sleepless night, you just stay comfortably in your place, cuddling your beloved pet and talk about the things which are difficult but nevertheless are much easier and closer to be sorted out when being handled in mediation.
So – go on. Give yourself a try. You are not risking anything and you are not giving up.
And – especially in the family law cases – you show care and how responsible you are – when you decide to talk about your family matters within mediation rather than in the court.