What Is Mediation?

Proactive Conflict Mediation & Problem Resolution

Conflict mediation is a proactive step that you can take to keep control of your life without surrendering your problem to the courts or another system. With Wise Mediation in Austin, Texas, you and your partner or other parties maintain control of the situation and can come to a resolution where there is no loser and no hard feelings. All parties can benefit from solving their own problems.

What is Mediation?

Conflict mediation is a confidential process in which people who are involved in a dispute voluntarily meet with an impartial mediator. Some cases are ordered by a judge and are not voluntary. The mediator, a neutral third party, will assist the parties to work towards their own resolution of the conflict. Unlike an attorney or arbitrator, a mediator does not advise or direct the outcome of the resolution. The mediator acts, instead, as a facilitator of the process as the parties work through their differences.|

HowDoes Mediation Work?

After the place and date of the mediation have been set, both parties meet with the impartial mediator. In the beginning, the mediator establishes a safe setting, which encourages each party to openly express his or her view of the disagreement. The mediator then guides the discussion and helps those involved to work towards a mutual agreement. When and if all of the participants are satisfied, the mediator writes an agreement using only the terms and language as determined by the parties. All present sign the agreement and a copy is given to each party.

When to Mediate?

• You Want to End a Problem, Not a Relationship
• You Want to Save Time & Money
• If You Have Tried without Success to Talk to the Other Person(s)
• The Law Cannot Provide the Remedy You Want
• You Realize Filing a Lawsuit Does Not Always Bring the Desired Result
• Your Dispute Is No One Else’s Business
• You Want to Settle Your Case Quickly & Realize That Civil Cases Can Take Months or Years to Come to Trial

How Does Mediation Work?

After the place and date of the mediation have been set, both parties meet with the impartial mediator. In the beginning, the mediator establishes a safe setting, which encourages each party to openly express his or her view of the disagreement. The mediator then guides the discussion and helps those involved to arrive at a mutual agreement. When and if all of the participants are satisfied, the mediator writes an agreement using only the terms and language as determined by the parties. All present sign the agreement and a copy is given to each party.

Important Things to Know about Mediation:

• The Mediator Will Prevent Either Party from Being Intimidated or Manipulated
• This Process Provides the Opportunity for the Conflict to Be Aired; the Conflict to Be Clarified for Both Parties; & for the Options for Resolution to Be Brainstormed
• If Parties Try to Take the Law into Their Own Hands, Everyone Loses—This Is Not Allowed
• If the Problem Is Left Unsolved, Both Parties Could Suffer from Frustration, Anger, & Hatred into the Future
• If Mediation Is Used as Soon as the Conflict Occurs; It Serves as a Preventive Measure to Possible Violence
• 79% to 90% Percent of the Time, Resolutions Are Reached, Allowing the Parties to Resume Their Relationship
• Since Mediation Is Based on Peace-Making, Morale in an Office Setting, as an Example, Can Be Positively Affected
• It Is Not Necessary for Your Attorney to Attend the Mediation

Mediation Services Offered by Nancy Wise:

Business Mediation – Employer/Employee, Consumer/Merchant, & Real Estate
Divorce – for Couples Looking to Move to a Peaceful Place after Divorce; Especially Helpful for Those with Children & in Protecting the Child’s Interests
Family/Friends – Family Conflicts & Misunderstandings, Gift Issues, Broken Promises, & Vehicles Problems
Life Coaching – How to Communicate with Those You Love, Learning to Speak Openly with Others, Support & Direction with “End of Life” Issues, & Mid-Life Spiritual Coaching
Parent & Teen – Communication Issues
Conflict Management – Conflicts at the Office or at Home
Victim/Offender – A Willing Victim Chooses to Meet the Offender; Usually Misdemeanor Cases
Mediation & Facilitation for Your Church – Churches Use Outside Mediators to Assist in Settling Unrest That Can Occur
Arbitration – Another Option to Settle Your Differences
1-on-1 – Now Offering Single-Party Coaching for Clarity & Direction