Life has a sense of humor. It likes to trip people up by throwing them curve balls once in a while. It doesn't matter whether you live in Asheville, NC or Bloomingdales, more than likely you'll experience one of life's curve balls at some point. Unfortunately, these curve balls often come in the form of conflict, sometimes through divorce, sometimes through civil disputes.
In most cases, these conflicts are taken to the courts to be resolved. This results in a long, drawn-out battle between to parties, often ending in anger and resentment. But the courts can be avoided and the conflicts resolved through a much easier system called mediation.
Mediation occurs when all parties involved in a dispute meet with a neutral mediator and work together until they come to a solution that is fair for all. If the parties are unable to come to a fair conclusion they will find an arbiter who will help them solve the conflict. An arbiter will listen to all sides of the story, and then decide on a fair decision for all parties. Basically, an arbiter is an impartial judge who will become the voice of reason in an unsettled conflict.
If you are in need of a mediator you will find that they can be found anywhere in the country. If you need Asheville NC mediation, for example, you are guaranteed to find a local mediator to fit your needs. The same thing goes whether you live in California or Hawaii. Mediation is the perfect way to avoid the courtroom, costly attorney fees, and bad publicity, as well as saving you a giant headache.
Mediation-Conflict Resolution (http://www.mediation-conflictresolution.com ) is an Asheville NC mediation company. Billings Farnsworth is a freelance writer.