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Why Mediation Matters

    Lincoln had it right. His words of advice offered more than 160 years ago ring ever so true today. And his simple message is a cornerstone reflection of the principles upon which Yellowstone Mediation is built. After more than two decades spent in the litigation arena, we know only too well the toll a drawn-out dispute or lawsuit has on its participants – even the ones who win. Relationships are often damaged if not ruined. Legal costs can be staggering. The time lost simply worrying can never be recovered. And, worst of all, the power to decide the outcome is handed over to a judge or jury – persons who know the least about the ins and outs of the dispute or issue.

    Luckily, there is a better way. It's called "mediation." Mediation offers a powerful and effective alternative to the traditional system used to solve disputes – a lengthy, combative, expensive, public court battle. By contrast, in mediation, a neutral third party – the mediator – assists and facilitates an orderly negotiation between the parties in a safe, comfortable, private setting. The process – which may take only a few hours or up to a couple of days – helps people efficiently arrive at a voluntary agreement to end their dispute once and for all. And, most importantly, mediation puts all the power to make these important decisions back where it belongs – in the hands of the participants.

    At Yellowstone Mediation we are professionally trained, experienced and dedicated mediators. As Abraham Lincoln termed it, we are peacemakers. We look forward to helping you.