"Our evidence shows that mediation is quicker, cheaper and provides better outcomes than going to court.”
Jonathan Djanogly MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, writing in the Government Gazette (September 2010)
A time tested, six-step process focused on getting deep beneath the issues provides a foundation to help clients reach mutually agreed upon and long-lasting resolutions.
MTSS Mediation services clients primarily in the South Bay areas of Los Angeles including:
Palos Verdes Peninsula, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, San Pedro, El Segundo and Playa del Rey.
Depending on circumstances mediation by phone and email may also be an option.
Make The Strong Stronger (MTSS) is the underlying philosophy behind the mediation process conducted by founder and mediator Stephen Royes.
When conflict between people is at its peak, it becomes extremely difficult for individuals to calmly articulate themselves and their needs in a manner that helps both sides achieve resolution. Assistance by a trained mediator will do just that – provide a calm space and opportunity for both sides to express their issues so they can be acknowledged, considered and worked out.
MTSS mediation is an approach that considers the parties in dispute, along with the mediator, to be a team focused on one common goal: resolving the dispute and creating an agreement on the issues that works for both parties.
The MTSS goal is not just to get an agreement settled, but to do so in a manner that leaves both parties feeling good about tomorrow.
About MTSS Mediation
INFORMAL - CONFIDENTIAL - VOLUNTARY
Mediation is an informal and non-judgmental process that provides a highly trained, neutral third party to facilitate communication between people experiencing conflict.
A key component to mediation is that the entire process is confidential. Anything that is said and any correspondence produced during a session cannot be disclosed without mutual agreement, nor can it be used in court. This ensures a safe place to work out issues openly and honestly without fear that anything you say may be used against you.
Because participation in mediation is voluntary, the parties decide whether or not they want to participate. Once the process starts, the parties also maintain the option of ending at any time. It's a much more informal process than the court system where the individuals give up control of the outcome to a judge, often at great expense and stress.