Conflict situations often arise in everyday life, in the family (especially in divorce, separation or children's matters), in inheritance disputes, business relationships, negotiations, in disputes at work and at school, among friends or in the neighbourhood. Different views clash, are irreconcilable - or at least seem to be. Often, such conflicts are resolved by the parties themselves. But there are disputes that cannot be overcome without support. Disputes cost time, energy and money and sometimes the parties fight each other all the way to court.

Court proceedings are expensive, very time-consuming and involve a certain risk. Even with a positive outcome, they do not always lead to a satisfactory result. Mediation, as an extrajudicial procedure, is therefore an alternative to court proceedings making it possible to achieve a win-win situation for all parties involved in a dispute. It offers the parties involved the opportunity to resolve a conflict fairly, constructively and cost-effectively for everyone, without going straight to court. As a neutral third party, we support the parties in finding a joint solution to their dispute. Legal, economic and other factual aspects can be handled professionally in order to achieve optimal and sustainable solutions more quickly. However, since people are also emotional, multi-layered beings, the personal level also plays an important role. This aspect can be professionally included, unlike in court proceedings. It is not about guilt and innocence, right or wrong, winning or losing, but about the interests and motives of the people involved and collectively striving for an optimal solution. The goal is to reach a written agreement.

Advantages of mediation

  • The parties play an active role in resolving their dispute, they choose the mediator and determine the solution themselves (they do not leave the outcome of their conflict to the courts);
  • Mediation is more efficient and cost-effective than court proceedings;
  • Possibility of a non-bureaucratic and flexible procedure;
  • Duly taking into consideration emotional interests as well, which would likely otherwise be ignored in litigation proceedings;
  • The relationships between the parties involved can be maintained and developed;
  • More creative and forward-looking solutions are possible (the court, on the other hand, is bound by the subject matter of the dispute and the solutions provided for by applicable law);
  • Low risk, as mediation can be terminated at any time. In the event of failure, the parties still have the option of court proceedings;
  • In mediation, confidentiality is usually agreed upon, whereas court proceedings (outside of family law) are public.

Conflict situations

Mediation is suitable for any type of dispute in particular:

  • Family matters, divorce, separation, children matter, visitation disputes, partnerships
  • Estate planning and inheritance divisions
  • Contract negotiations
  • Monetary claims
  • Business relationships
  • Internal company conflicts
  • Succession solutions for companies
  • Office communities (medical practices, law firms)
  • Tenant / Landlord
  • Condominium owners' associations
  • Neighbourhood conflicts
  • In an intercultural environment
  • Public spaces (buildings, environment)
  • Victim-offender mediation