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Záhradnícka 64, 821 08 Bratislava
Slovak Republic
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MEDIATION

Mediation

  • alternative dispute resolution performed by parties to the dispute with the assistance of a neutral person - mediator

Mediator

  • a neutral person assisting parties to the dispute in their mutual communication

Advantages of Mediation 

  • the parties to the dispute themselves are seeking for a solution according to their needs
  • flexibility (e.g. mediation may be also applied during pending litigation)
  • informality
  • lower emotional, time  and financial demandingness,
  • the chance to retain the quality of relations between parties to the dispute
  • positive experience for future challenges in life

Mediation Practice

  • civil law disputes
  • family law disputes
  • commercial law disputes
  • labor law disputes
  • cases of certain discomfort in mutual relations (i.e. not neccessarily cases of direct and clear breach of legal regulations)

Exclusion of Mediation

  • disagreement of one party to the dispute (mediation is ultimately a voluntary process)
  • extremely strong  emotional tension interfering mutual communication
  • unbalanced relation between the parties to mediation (e.g. mental disability, dependence)
  • several exemptions stemming from legal regulations (e.g.  solemnization of marriage, divorce, determination of maternity, alternative custody, adoption of a child)

Legal Regulation

  • Act on Mediation No. 420/2004 Coll.

Prices

  • negotiated prices