What is Family Mediation?
Family mediation is a voluntary and confidential process in which individuals engage in constructive negotiations facilitated by a certified neutral third party to amicably resolve their disagreements. It allows both parties to work together to create a legal, binding agreement rather than receiving a court-ordered decision.
If children are involved, mediators can assist parents in creating a new cooperative parenting agreement for the benefit of their child(ren). Mediators can also assist with division of property and assets, as well as issues regarding elderly or disabled family members.
Individuals can utilize mediation before, during, or after a divorce. The mediator’s role is to take clients through a process that is non-intimidating, address any and all issues raised, and navigate through difficult and emotional subject matter resulting in an agreement that has been decided by the clients themselves.