In mediation the parties work together, focusing on each other interests and concerns. This is facilitated by a trained mediator who can work out any areas of concern or matters that could otherwise be subject to litigation.
The benefits of mediation are:
- The mediator does not take sides, but works toward a resolution of issues that are acceptable to both sides.
Best Interest of Children
- Children do not have to take sides or be used for negotiating purposes.
Best Interest of All Parties
- The parties arrive at their own agreement rather than the Court imposing one.
- There is no loser and mutual respect is preserved.
- All discussions and offers are confidential without prejudice.
- Mediation is typically much faster and much more cost effective than going to trial.