Mediation is a legal, faster, and less costly way to solve conflict outside of the courtroom. It often takes the place of court action. When people in conflict choose to solve their issues through mediation, the final outcome is often an agreement. Mediation is so effective that more people are choosing this process to find agreement on issues in their personal lives and solve business related disputes. Payment plans, workable compromises, apologies, and better understanding are a few of the outcomes when people meet around the mediation table. Statistics show that more than 70% of Michigan cases end in mediation. Of those surveyed, 78% say they are keeping their promises they made in their mediation session.