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FAQs

What are the benefits of mediation?

Why should I try mediation?

Why is there a National Mediation Providers Association (NMPA)?

When should I mediate?

I want to settle my dispute without going to court?

Is offering to mediate a sign of weakness?

What is the role of a mediator?

Are mediators insured?

Are mediators trained?

Will I have to do anything I do not want to do?

How much will mediation cost?

What if I can't afford the fees?

Who pays for the mediation?

Do I pay if the dispute does not settle?

Who decides the outcome of the mediation?

Can you put me in contact with a mediator?

Will the mediator offer legal advice?

Can I have a lawyer present?

Can I leave a mediation?

What happens if there is no agreement at the end of a mediation?

Can I recover the costs of mediation in a court case?

What is the court's attitude to mediation?

I cannot be in the same room as the other party, can we still mediate?

Can I force to disputing party to go to mediation?

How successful are mediations in reaching a satisfying conclusion?

What happens if one party to the mediation agreement breaks it?

What is the Civil Mediation Council?

By taking part in mediation will I give up my right to invoke other measures?

What paperwork is necessary for mediation?

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