Utah, United States
Mediation is a meeting between parties that are unable to come to a decision on their own. They will meet with a mediator who will listen to both sides and the mediator will try to help the parties come to an agreement that is acceptable to all.
During the meeting, the mediator will allow all parties involved to share their feelings openly to try and make the other party/parties understand their reasons. The mediator stays neutral but listens closely to what is being said by everyone involved.
A mediation may save hours of unneeded hours in the courtroom and an agreement can be reached in a civil manner. A mediation is used in many divorce cases and small business disputes. Judge Ray Harding now offers mediation services.