Why mediate?
Agreements reached through mediation can provide a remedy tailored to the needs and interests of the parties in a way a court imposed judgment cannot. The parties are always in control of the outcome of the mediation. Because the process is voluntary, either party may end the process at will. And because a mediated settlement focuses on a “win-win” settlement, the parties feel much better about the outcome. During the mediation, the parties may learn communication and skills which can be helpful to them in resolving problems in the future. There is no risk to trying the mediation process - no one gives up the right to continue their action in court if the dispute is not resolved.

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1. What is small claims court?
2. What cases can the court handle?
3. Who can sue or be sued?
4. Where do I file my claim?
5. How do I file my claim?
6. What does it cost?
7. I’ve been sued! What do I do now?
8. What if the claim is settled before hearing?
9. How do I prepare my case?
10. What is mediation?
11. How does mediation work?
12. Why mediate?
13. What if I do not appear at the hearing / trial?
14. What if I win or lose?
15. How do I get my money?