The Mutual Mediations website helpfully explains that “mediation
is a process by which a neutral third party called a mediator helps
people in conflict negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement… A mediator facilitates
communication, promotes understanding, assists the parties to identify
their needs and interests, and uses creative problem solving techniques.” What’s more Mutual Mediations say “the mediation process can usually settle a dispute within a few
sessions. Most mediations conclude or settle within thirty days from
initiating the process.”