By Carolyn Rosenblatt
Q: What is Mediation?
A: Mediation is a way to resolve disputes by discussion and negotiation, using the help of a neutral person, the mediator. It is usually voluntary.
Disputing parties agree to use mediation to avoid continued conflict, to avoid or end lawsuits by settlement of the dispute, or to "clear the air" of ongoing disagreement which has reached the point of stalemate.
Carolyn Rosenblatt is a registered nurse and attorney who has 40 years of experience. She is the author of "The Boomer's Guide to Aging Parents." Read her full biography