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:

Impartiality

  • 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.

Win/Win

  • There is no loser and mutual respect is preserved.

Confidentiality

  • All discussions and offers are confidential without prejudice.

Reduced Costs

  • Mediation is typically much faster and much more cost effective than going to trial.