Christian Mediation was founded as a means to provide believers with a Biblically-supported alternative to courtroom litigation. We are available to answer any questions you have about mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Our aim is to help you resolve your situation in a timely, cost-effective, and peaceful manner without straining or sacrificing your personal, church and/or business relationships. We also understand and appreciate that you probably have a lot of questions at the moment, especially if you are in the midst of a complex or emotionally stressful dispute with a friend, loved one, business partner, employee, vendor, or affiliate organization. That’s why we created this FAQ page to answer some of the most common questions we receive about mediation in general and Christian mediation specifically.
Q: How long does the mediation process usually take?
A: Mediation takes less time than litigation. Although every case is different, most issues can be resolved in days or weeks, compared to months and even years in the court system. The goal of mediation is to reach a mutually agreeable decision as quickly as possible to minimize the cost and stress associated with resolving a dispute. If you want to settle a conflict and move on with your life in a timely manner, seek resolution with the help of Christian Mediation.
Q: What does mediation cost?
A: It is nearly impossible to say how much mediation will cost for certain without knowing the specific details of your conflict. However, while a mediator may charge a fee comparable to that of an attorney, the mediation process generally takes much less time than moving a case through standard legal channels, which can end up saving the parties involved significant amounts of money. A mediator’s expenses are also generally divided between disputants, which means additional savings compared to courtroom litigation. For example, if a mediator charges $400 per hour, a two-party dispute will cost each disputant $200 per hour.
Q: Why is mediation better than going to court?
A: Mediation is better than courtroom litigation in almost all cases. Resolving a personal or business dispute through mediation will almost always take less time, cost less, and result in a more amiable and agreeable outcome than trying the same case through the courts. Another major benefit of mediation, especially when compared to litigation, is that the emphasis is on communication and compromise rather than “winning” and “losing.” This helps to salvage, and in some cases even strengthen, relationships that might otherwise be destroyed in a contentious litigation case.
Q: What is Christian Mediation?
A: Mediation is an effective litigation alternative that can create a peaceful solution to the most difficult and demanding disputes that arise between individuals, families, businesses, and organizations. Christian mediation seeks the same outcome, but does so through the guidance and principles of the Bible. The Word of God compels us to resolve our earthly disputes in a manner that best preserves relationships, and also the reputations of Christ and His followers. Christian mediation provides a means for reaching a fair and peaceful resolution in all matters that might otherwise be litigated in court.
Q: Where can I meet with a Christian Mediator?
A: Christian Mediation is a nationwide mediation business with offices in most major cities.
Q: What is the process of working with Christian Mediation?
A: The first step is to contact us online or call our Phoenix headquarters at (602) 340-8400.
God calls for Christians to seek peaceful conflict resolution in all matters, and Christian Mediation provides the means to that end. Our nationwide network of Christian lawyers and mediators is standing by to help you. We facilitate alternative dispute resolutions in all matters that may otherwise be litigated through traditional civil court proceedings.
Call Christian Mediation at (602) 340-8400 or contact us online to schedule your free no-risk consultation today.