WHAT IS FAMILY MEDIATION?
Family mediation is a collaborative process where people in disagreement use a neutral third party to help them discuss their needs and wishes. Sometimes people want to avoid going to court; other times they just need to have to have a productive discussion about a difficult or emotional topic. Through facilitated dialogue, people are better able to make good choices and decisions on their own behalf than if they relinquish control of their matters to others.
BENEFITS OF PARENTING AND CUSTODY MEDIATION
There are many benefits to mediating a family dispute.
Many people experience:
Reduction in stress. People feel happier and more productive at work and at home.
Financial savings. People generally spend considerably less money than in litigation.
Quicker resolution. People are pleased to move on to other parts of their lives.
Freedom to discuss a variety of
topics: Family mediation is the time to have your say about what you feel is important. This may not be the case with a judge and sometimes with attorneys.
Increased confidentiality. Your family matters remain private when you utilize mediation.
Better shelter for children and other family members from the custody mediation process.
Better adherence to final agreement. People generally follow through on agreements made in family mediation because they actually make the decisions themselves (as opposed to being told what to do by a judge).
Better cooperation in future
interactions. Working collaboratively often promotes enough healing between individuals that they will have better future dealings with each other.
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