What happens in mediation?

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Everyone sits down at a table together. The mediator has each person tell their side of the story. The mediator limits interruptions and disrespectful language. Then everyone discusses ways to resolve the conflict.

If an agreement is reached, it is usually put in writing and signed by everyone. If an agreement is not reached, the mediation is ended. Mediators do not issue a decision or impose a resolution. People can still try other ways to resolve their dispute.

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1. What is mediation?
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3. What can be mediated?
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