Moving from Conflict to Resolution
Mediation allows separating and divorcing couples to take control of planning their own lives and making positive decisions about their future. With the supportive guidance of a neutral facilitator, mediation provides opportunities for you and your spouse to decide what you both would like your divorce settlement agreement to be. It is especially beneficial for parents, who though separating, will need to co-parent and continue making joint decisions for their children well into the future. Divorce mediation is quickly becoming the most cost effective and time efficient option when parties are looking for an amicable dissolution of their marriage. Divorce Mediation can be conducted with or without attorneys depending on the parties prefrence. Mediating without attorneys is referred to as "Pro-Se".
Good communication is part of any healthy family. When communication breaks down, it can provide a tremendous amount of stress on the family unit as well as the individual members of the family. Parenting mediation provides an opportunity for communication to open up in a safe and supportive environment with the aide of a neutral facilitator. The outcomes of mediation are determined by the parties involved but typically result in an understanding or agreement as to how the family, parents and children, will move forward in a healthy and positive way that is beneficial to all. Different types of parenting mediation include, but are not limited to:
Child Custody Mediation
Resolving Conflict for the Sanctitiy of Family
Family mediation is quickly becoming the preferred method to resolve and prevent family disputes. Mediation is truly a restorative process that enables all parties to be heard and work with a professional to establish an agreement or understanding amongst themselves without prolonging the conflict or dispute through a long contentious process. Simply, Family Mediation deals with issues between family members including spouses, unmarried partners, children, adult children, siblings, aging parents, grandparents, stepfamilies, adoptive parents and birth parents. Aside from divorce and parenting, Family Mediation Services include:
Elder Care Mediation
Pre and Post Nuptial Mediation
Post Divorce Mediation
Blended Family Mediation
Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process whereby a neutral third person called a mediator acts to facilitate and support the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties. Mediation is an informal and non-adversarial process, with the objective of helping the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement.
The role of the mediator includes, but is not limited to:
Assisting the parties in identifying issues
Fostering joint problem solving
Enhancing communication, and
Exploring settlement alternatives
In Mediation, decision-making authority rests with the parties. A mediator is not allowed to decide who is right or wrong or to tell you how to resolve your dispute. In mediation, you can try to find solutions that make sense to you and the other person in the dispute to resolve some or all of your concerns.
Mediation Services are offered in either an in-person meeting format or virtually in an online secure platform from our private Zoom Meeting Room. Virtual Mediation Sessions allow individuals to mediate from the safety and security of their own home as well as provide a confidential and affordable format for those who may be miles apart or simply down the street from one another. The Zoom platform is simple and easy to use and allows all parties' to see and hear each while also having the flexibility to share documents or forms on screen for ease of discussion or review.