FAQS Family Mediation
Mediation is a completely voluntary and confidential process in order to find an alternative dispute resolution.
During mediation, couples, children, and grandparents have the opportunity to negotiate with an impartial person helping them to reach a solution that’s acceptable to everyone.
The mediator can talk to both parties separately or together.
They do not make any judgments or determine an outcome, they just ask questions to help overcome underlying problems and to assist the individuals involved to an understanding of the issues that brought them to mediation.
They help to restore and keep relationships intact wherever possible.
Focussing on working together to go forward, not determining who was right or wrong.
There are four main key points to consider in mediation. Mediation is not compulsory, it is always voluntary.
There is no pressure to undergo mediation sessions. It is worth being aware that courts expect mediation to have been attempted before any lengthy court hearings and expensive solicitors fees are spent.
Trusted Mediators remain impartial, they will not directly express personal opinions, or take the sides. They help by listening and provide ideas and guide to resolve issues.
Mediation is a safe and confidential way to talk about issues in a stress-free setting, to resolve disputes respectfully. It gives participants control over decision making. They will be treated as experts by mediators on children, work, finances and the future.