Family Mediation and Other Family Matters
What is the Family Mediation process?
Family mediation is a process with an independent, professional mediator who helps couples work out arrangements for their children and finances during or after a separation. The mediator works with couples to find solutions that are flexible and specific to their situation.
Family mediation is an effective way to resolve a broad range of family conflicts.
You may be contemplating marriage and need assistance working out a prenuptial agreement in an atmosphere of fairness and mutual trust. You may already be divorced but find that the terms of the decree are not working.
Mediation can effectively engage most family conflicts, including questions of career changes, school choices, how to cope with a child’s special needs, and how to manage extended families, in-laws, and stepfamilies. Mediation can assist a couple to identify and resolve disagreements and misunderstandings around finances, parenting, and division of labor.
In all of these situations, a mediated result can meet the needs of all the parties involved and help to heal – rather than further harm – important family relationships.
The Benefits of Mediation
- It can reduce divorce costs. Litigation is extremely expensive.
- Mediation is flexible. And you make the decisions instead of a judge.
- It also empowers parents to communicate and create agreements that work for their specific needs and find what works for their families.
- It helps you avoid unnecessary stress in the divorce process.