Mediation is Better Than a Legal Trial Posted on January 28, 2014 - 9:00 am by admin Litigation is in decline in the business community. Alternative forms of dispute resolution are now becoming more popular and, in some circumstances, are mandatory. All family law disputes since 2006, for example, have required compulsory mediation. Mediation is a cost effective avenue for parties in dispute. The process can cost large sums, but the process allows both parties the flexibility to devise tax effective solutions.