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There are several models that you can choose for your mediation.  In a traditional mediation, both parties and their attorneys meet with their mediator in a central, physical location.  Usually the mediator will use 3 rooms - one room where all the parties or their attorneys will meet, one room available to one party and a second room available to the other.  Most of the mediation takes place as the mediator walks back and forth between the two parties.  The parties may end up in the middle room at the beginning, at the end, or not at all - it just depends on the mediator’s style.

At IMS, we also offer virtual mediation where everyone - the two parties, and the mediator, all remain in their own offices and the mediation is conducted by Skype and online conferencing software.  Virtual mediations can keep costs down and can allow parties in different cities or states participate in real time. On the other hand there are some cases where the mediator can make more progress when everyone is at the same location and focused solely on the mediation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind of mindset must you have for mediation?

    Generally, you must enter into your mediation with the mindset that settlement is a desirable option. Your lawyer serves as

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  • What type of cases work best in mediation?

    Mediators at Innovative Mediation Solutions have seen and worked on just about every case you can imagine. We handle workers

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  • How do you choose a mediator?

    The mediators at IMS bring a wide range of skills and experiences to our company and you should review the

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  • How does a mediation work?

    There are several models that you can choose for your mediation. In a traditional mediation, both parties and their attorneys

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  • What happens if a mediation fails?

    Since mediation is a voluntary process, neither side loses anything but their time if the mediation breaks down. Your mediation

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  • Where do mediations typically break down?

    Our experience has been that mediations can break down when one or both parties approach the mediation session with the

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