Facilitative Mediation This is the most common type. In this style of mediation, the mediator listens to both sides and makes informed suggestions based on years of professional knowledge. The mediator works with the parties on their own level which means that sometimes both parties are present together in the discussion, other times the mediator meets with each party separately (known as a caucus) and brings the concerns of each to the other.
Evaluative Mediation In this style of mediation, the mediator hears the concerns of each party and gives advice. The mediator may in the discussions bring up as to how those concerns would likely stand up in court if the parties so choose. This may also bring out the best way to represent them in court to work to everyone’s advantage.
Transformative Mediation In this style of mediation, the two concerned parties meet together with the mediator and are encouraged to express their issues. The mediator helps to get each party to speak civilly and listen attentively in the hopes that the two can work out their differences together.