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Mediation – resolving conflict on equal footing

At Mediation Center Liechtenstein, we believe not every conflict has to be resolved in court. That is why we offer our clients a viable alternative that is more affordable, less time-consuming and, above all, easier on the nerves: mediation. Learn more about mediation here.

Mediation – Alternative zum Gericht

What does “mediation” mean?

Mediation is a professional service that focuses on needs and results. One or more independent and impartial mediator supports the conflicting parties in finding a negotiated and consensual solution to their problems.

When is mediation successful?

On average, successful mediation takes a few hours. It saves nerves, is not public, helps the parties save face, and is manageable in terms of costs. The prerequisite for mediation is that all parties are open to an alternative solution. Other factors include: voluntary participation, the mutual willingness to mediate, out-of-court settlement, the permanent presence of all parties and discretion.

What characterises a mediator?

As trained mediators, at Mediation Center Liechtenstein we have a structured way of work, establish clear rules for discussion and procedures, and enforce them. This includes conversation techniques to open people up and establish trust. Empathy and confidentiality, an impartial attitude and discretion are basic requirements of a mediator.

How do you become a mediator?

Mediation is an unprotected professional title, and there are many different ways to become a mediator. Serious mediation training is a valuable additional professional qualification. The Mediation Association has existed in Liechtenstein since 2005.

Where can the mediation process be used?

Wherever people meet, conflict can arise. What matters is how we deal with them. That is why there are numerous areas where mediation can be used:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Office partnerships (medical surgeries, law offices)
  • Business relations
  • Conflicts within a company
  • Inheritance
  • Conflicts within a family
  • Conflicts between neighbours
  • Condominium owners’ associations, etc.