Not all mediations end in an agreement. One question that many participants often ask before beginning mediation is, “What happens if we don’t reach an agreement?” Unfortunately, there isn’t one single answer that will cover all situations. However, a mediation that does not result in an agreement can still be worthwhile.
You’ve been scheduled for mediation at the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR). You may be anxious about meeting with the other party and there are probably a number of questions running through your mind: What will the process be? What can I do to prepare? Will this be worth my time?
Frank D. Hill is a volunteer with CCR. In addition to this blog, Frank helps manage CCR's social media presence.