Mediation is a popular form of alternative dispute resolution. Mediation can be either court-ordered or the parties involved can reach a mutual decision to use mediation. A mediator simply assists the disputing parties in working out a resolution through open communication; and at any point during mediation either party can stop the process. Unlike other forms of ADR, a mediator does not issue a binding decision. Instead, the mediator merely acts as a facilitator to help the parties reach a resolution on their own. Learn more about the mediation process and when it might be a good option for your dispute, by clicking into the articles and the frequently asked questions on this page.