Mediation for Barking Dog Issues

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Mediation is a very effective tool to help resolve barking dog issues.  Below you will find answers to many questions about mediation for barking dog issues.  


Benefits of mediation include:

  • Mediation provides a timelier way of resolving disputes when compared to the court process.

  • Mediation is generally less expensive when contrasted to the expenses involved in litigation.

  • Parties are generally more satisfied with solutions that have been mutually agreed upon, as opposed to solutions that are imposed by a third party decision-maker.

  • Parties who have reached their own agreement in mediation are generally more likely to follow through and comply with its terms than those whose resolution has been imposed by a third party decision-maker.

  • The parties can tailor their agreement to their particular situation, and can address both legal and non-legal issues.

  • A mediated agreement that addresses all the parties' concerns can often preserve a neighbor relationship in ways that would not be possible in a win/lose court proceeding.

  • Mediated agreements tend to hold up over time, and if a later dispute arises, the parties are more likely to utilize a cooperative forum of problem-solving to resolve their differences than to pursue an adversarial approach.

Below you will find answers to many questions about mediation for barking dog issues:

What is mediation? A confidential dispute resolution process in which one or more mediators assist disputing parties in discussing and resolving their conflicts. The participants control whether or not they make an agreement and what the terms of the agreement will be.

Who are mediators? Mediators are neutral third parties who help parties to a dispute make the most effective use of their resources by guiding the settlement process. A mediator is not a judge; a mediator does not take sides or give legal, financial, or professional advice.

Does the City of Phoenix provide mediation services? No, parties interested in pursuing mediation must arrange for mediation on their own, outside of the court process.

Who decides the outcome of the mediation? The parties themselves, not the mediators, decide the outcome of the mediation.

How long will the mediation last? The length of the session depends on the number and complexity of issues to be resolved.

What if previous attempts to talk with one party have failed? Mediation can work even when other attempts to get the parties talking have failed. The mediator can be a fresh set of eyes to the situation and is often able to help identify issues and offer potential solutions.

Does mediation really work? Mediation depends on the willingness of the parties involved in the dispute. If they want to resolve the situation and are prepared to talk with each other, listen to what each other has to say, and work through some possible solutions, it can be an extremely effective way of resolving disputes.

Is a lawyer necessary for mediation? In most mediations, the parties won't need a lawyer present. This is because the parties are trying to work together to solve their problem. It is up to each party to determine whether they wish to consult with a lawyer before mediation to discuss the legal consequences of possible settlement terms.

Is mediation required? No, not at this time.


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