In This Chapter
• Mediation explained
• Types of mediation
• The good and the bad side of mediation
• How to find mediation services
A trend over the last 25 years has been to move away from solving problems through litigation and the courts and toward alternatives. A whole field has developed, called Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR, which tries to solve problems or disputes through alternatives like mediation and arbitration. Mediation, the most common and least expensive form of ADR, is discussed in this chapter.