Is Mediation Voluntary?

Mediation is usually voluntary although participation is sometimes mandated by contract or by the court. Settlement, however, can never be mandated. When settlement is reached, these mediated agreements are more likely to be complied with by the parties to the mediation, than are decisions imposed by arbitrators or judges.

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