<== Site of the Week for 2009-04-17 ==>
Mediation Now is a site that advocates the use of mediation in dispute resolution.
In mediation, the parties involved in a dispute will sit down together and find the most beneficial resolution for the problem at hand. Mediation is preferable to litigation in a large number of dispute negotiations from divorce, contract disputes and even a large number of health care related suits.
Mediation will never be a complete replacement for litigation. The two methods of dispute resolution actually enhance each other. Often parties are only willing to engage in mediation because they fear the costs associated with litigation (litigation is a system of dispute resolution where two parties go before a court. In litigation there is generally a winner, a loser and a rich lawyer).
The site Mediation Now lists mediation resources by state and offers a wealth of information and resources for the mediation community and people seeking mediation.