"Mediation is affordable and effective at settling any dispute."

What is Mediation?

Mediation is an effective, affordable, non-adversarial problem-solving process in which a neutral skilled professional (“the mediator”) helps parties involved in a dispute to resolve that conflict.  In many areas of litigation today, mediation has become the preferred method of settling disputes.  Increasingly, courts and tribunals refuse to hear cases unless the parties have first tried to resolve their differences through mediation.

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How does mediation work?

Mediation is a process where disputing parties sit down with a neutral mediator, who acts to encourage and facilitate a mutually acceptable agreement. This is far different from litigation or even arbitration, in which the resolution of the dispute is imposed on the parties.

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Kurt Bickes and Katherine “Kitty” McCarthy started McCarthy-Bickes Mediation Center as a means to help people solve disagreements and disputes that would otherwise become costly and time-consuming, if drawn through the courts or otherwise. With extensive experience in handling even the most contested disputes, Kurt and Kitty are confident that any disagreement can be resolved in a manner that is affordable and agreeable to both parties.

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