What disputes cannot mediate?

Constitutionals disputes and cases that require judicial precedence are not suitable for mediation.

Cases where angered and bitter parties who "demand their day in court" and will not negotiate in good faith are not recommended for mediation.

Disputes involving domestic violence, child and sexual abuse should not be mediated.

Disputants who do not follow the guidelines of the mediation process.

Parties who make use of the mediation process to seek out and gather information as delaying tactics or for evidence in litigation.

Agreements which lead to inequitable resolutions; illegal agreements; unlawful acts; or where an innocent third party is disadvantaged.

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