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Mediation has shown to be effective in resolving all types of disputes, whether business, domestic, neighbor, real estate, etc. Amongst the different disputes, it is reported that 80-85% of mediations are successful. SDRS strives to foster a mediation process that is custom to the parties and efficient. Please read on to see how mediation can help you!
SDRS offers mediation services for all types of disputes.
Gary Scholes generally charges an hourly rate of $100 for service as a mediator. A reduced rate based on income may be available.
Advantages of Mediation
Mediations can be as different as the mediators. While mediators tend to gravitate towards a certain style, most mediator's tend to move along a continuum of styles. If there is a more appealing style to the parties, SDRS will accomodate them. The three main forms of mediation styles are:
Evaluative - In Evaluative mediation, the mediator provides opinions to the parties as to possible resolutions of the dispute or provides evaluative feedback on the merits of the parties' positions, often based on the law.
Facilitative - Facilitative mediation focuses on assiting parties to negotiate by restoring communication, helping to create resolution options, and avoiding coercing the parties to a settlement.
Transformative - Transformative mediation is based on empowering each party as much as possible, and by each party recognizing the other party's needs, interests, values and points of view. The mediator strives to avoid any suggestions as to content, to give opinions, or to steer the parties in any particular direction during the process. The potential for transformative mediation is that any or all parties or their relationships may be transformed during the mediation.
For more information about Mediation, please see our FAQ!
*By law a mediator may have to disclose certain things, such as unreported child or elder abuse. All such exceptions to confidentiality are addressed in the Mediation Agreement signed before the mediation.