Friday, October 5th, 2012 @ 11:56PM

Mediation does not follow any formal format. There is no rules of evidence. The parties can say what they think – even if not relevant or admissible in Court. Mediators will often separate the parties and meet with each individually. That way there can be a candid exchange of ideas outside the presence of the other party which is kept in confidence by the mediator.

The mediator looks for areas of agreement, identifies issues, questions assumptions and makes suggestions. The mediator tailors the process to suit the needs of the parties. If an agreement is reached, the mediator may assist the parties in reducing it to writing.


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