Conflict mediation is a considered a form of alternative dispute resolution or appropriate dispute resolution. This kind of resolution is achieved through a third party who has no involvement with any of the litigants or relevant parties. This third party is trained and experienced in handling situations of conflict. Parties involved in a dispute may solicit a mediator themselves or may be recommended one by a court of law if they seek to resolve their dispute in court. In the eventuality of resolving a dispute through mediation, there are some tips that may allow an individual to reach a compromise or resolution that he or she is comfortable with.
It is important that a person or party entering into mediation with another does so with the right frame of mind—that which is open and understanding. Parties in mediation must not automatically preclude any conditions or terms mentioned during mediation. It is also important that all involved parties keep their emotions under control so as to avoid unnecessary outbursts and disagreements.
Choosing a mediator is as much as an important step as deciding to enter into mediation. The parties involved may decide to choose a mediator themselves or they may be recommended or appointed one by a court of law. In the event that the parties choose a mediator, it is crucial that the mediator they decide on have the necessary credentials. A mediator is trained and experienced in conflict resolution and is usually certified by a regional court of law.