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.