Family Law Mediation

Family Law Mediation is a peaceful, logical, effective and responsible alternative to divorce litigation.
It is the modern, intelligent "way to go", and the benefits are plain for all to see. It is a form of dispute resolution and a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects.

Family Law Mediation is private and confidential, participation is typically voluntary and the mediator acts as a neutral third party and facilitates rather than directs the process. Family Law Mediation take less time which means expending less money on hourly fees and costs.

The benefits of mediation are:
• Cost—The mediation process generally takes much less time than moving a case through standard legal channels.
• Confidentiality—While court hearings are public, mediation remains strictly confidential.
• Control—Mediation increases the control the parties have over the resolution.

Mediation is not for everyone.
Mediation may not result in a settlement that is meaningful if there is a power imbalance between the parties. It is not usually appropriate where there has been abuse, and it may not work in situations where one (or both) of the parties is unprepared to compromise. That said, many people enter the process with very entrenched positions and still reach a compromise.

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