Benefits of Mediation (instead of litigation)
Control & Predictability
Parties who mediate their differences are able to develop the fine details of implementation themselves. Their agreements can include specially tailored procedures for how the decisions will be carried out. Because the parties themselves worked through the process of development, they will have a greater understanding of how the agreement is supposed to work in real life.
Maintain Amicable Relationships
Certain situations (e.g., divorce with children, employment and home owner association cases) require parties have some sort of relationship in the future. Mediation often preserves a working relationship in ways that would not be possible in a win/lose decision. Mediation can also make the termination of a relationship more amicable.