Benefits of Court Mediation
Mediation is an opportunity for parties and attorneys to meet privately to discuss the issues of their case. Mediation empowers all parties involved to have some input in the outcome of their case with the mediator drawing up an outline for settlement in the session. If an agreement is reached and signed, that agreement is then binding.
The merits of mediation are the privacy, confidentiality, and the opportunity to discuss needs and interest in the outcome of the case by all parties involved rather than having a judge make the decisions.
Mediation is used in most courts in Georgia. There are some cases that are best settled in the mediation atmosphere. Parties are not required to settle in mediation. If the case is not resolved in mediation, it proceeds through the regular court process. Mediators cannot be subpoenaed or testify to any details of a case.