There is also a moral objective in resolving conflict. The moral objective includes a quest for fairness. This is sometimes difficult, due to the potential for power imbalances between the parties. The potential power imbalance may create a situation where one party can impose their views, values and preferred outcomes on the other party. Mediators have an obligation to ensure fairness.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.