There are many advantanges to the mediation process.
Empowerment: Mediation empowers clients to make their own decisions on what best suits their needs. If parties go to court, these decisions may be made instead by the Judge overseeing their case.
Relationships: The mediation process can help to preserve relationships which can be beneficial for all involved in the dispute.
Confidential: The mediation process is completely confidential. If the dispute does end up going through litigation, information that was given in mediation cannot be disclosed to the courts.
Cost: Mediation costs are substantially lower than litigation costs.
Time: Mediation can resolve disputes much quicker then going to court. Some disputes can be resolved in as little as a couple of days.
Success: Mediation has a proven track record of resolving disputes successfully in all different types of situations.