Welcome to the page dedicated to dispelling myths about mediation.

The modern world is full of information, but this information does not always reflect reality.

Mediation is a field that deals with conflict resolution and improved communication, but there are numerous myths and stereotypes surrounding it that sometimes prevent people from understanding the essence of this procedure.

On this page, we will look at the most common myths about mediation and provide you with objective information that will help you understand the essence of this important tool. We'll help you to understand what is fact and what is just a perception, so that you can make informed decisions and use mediation to its fullest potential.

Join us on the journey to understanding the true nature of mediation!

  • Agreeing to mediation indicates a weak position

  • Participation in mediation is about confidence and readiness to take responsibility for resolving a conflict (dispute)

  • Mediation is a waste of time and money to talk

  • Mediation is a structured negotiation with a neutral mediator that enables the parties to reach a mutually acceptable and sustainable solution

  • Mediation is a panacea for resolving all conflicts (disputes)

  • Indeed, the scope of mediation is quite broad, but not in all cases it is possible and appropriate

  • The purpose of mediation is to reconcile the parties to a conflict (dispute)

  • The purpose of mediation is to create favourable conditions for the parties to find a mutually acceptable solution

  • Mediation is used only to resolve conflicts (disputes)

  • Mediation is conducted both to resolve conflicts (disputes) and to prevent them

  • It is better to entrust the dispute resolution to the court

  • A court decision is focused on legal positions, and, as a rule, the dissatisfied party avoids its implementation. The decision in mediation is made by the parties independently, taking into account their interests, which motivates the parties to comply with it

  • Mediation is possible only before filing a lawsuit in court

  • Mediation is possible both before going to court and at any stage of the court process, including at the stage of execution of a court decision

  • There are no guarantees that the mediation agreement will be implemented

  • The best guarantee of the fulfilment of the agreement is a voluntary and independent decision made by the parties, taking into account their interests

  • Any conciliation involving a third party is mediation

  • Not every mediation can be called mediation. The mediation procedure is conducted in accordance with the principles and structure of mediation, with the participation of a mediator who ensures that they are observed

  • Mediation always requires compromise (concessions)

  • Mediation is focused on reaching consensus - a solution that takes into account the interests of all parties

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Trust the facts, debunk the myths!
Enjoy your new knowledge about mediation and use it to improve your life and relationships
your life and relationships.