Mediation is a confidential process where a neutral third person assists the parties to negotiate and reach a decision about their dispute. A mediator is not empowered to determine the rights of the parties, or to determine a winning party and a losing party. A mediator facilitates the resolution of the dispute by assisting the parties to find a “middle ground”.

Many of the courts encourage court-assisted mediations, and the success rate of those mediations is extremely high.