So your case is going to mediation. What does that mean? First, it’s important for you to know what is not going to happen at mediation. Mediation is a voluntary process even though it is court ordered or requested by one of the parties. By voluntary, this means that no one is going to make a decision for you or force you to accept a resolution of your case.
Mediation is a process where a neutral person, called a mediator, acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two parties. Mediation is an informal, non-adversarial process with the objective of helping the parties reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary resolution. In mediation, decision making authority rests with the parties.