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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Mediation?

Mediation is almost all upside and next to no downside. When mediation works, it’s very cheap and very fast. Your problem is solved and you can move on with your life. You avoid the costs of litigation and save a great deal of time and stress. What could be better than that?
Mediation also enables you to work with the other side to create your own solution, rather than having a solution imposed on you from the outside. This gives you more control over the final decision than what you would have in arbitration or the courts. If it’s done right, and both sides feel they came to a fair agreement, people often stick to the decision made through mediation better than they do to an outside decision, like one ...

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