Separation is a difficult and often complicated process, especially when children are involved. It’s essential to have arrangements in place to determine the custody of the children, but this can be challenging. In many cases, both partners may want custody, causing further complications. But, what if there was a way to bring peace and harmony, even after separation? That’s where our team of certified mediators can help. Our trusted professionals will work to resolve any disputes that arise, ensuring the best possible outcome for you and your children.
To solve your issue fully, we first schedule a meeting with you to get background information that can help our mediator to understand how to best approach the issue.
Let’s make this meeting all about the children. The mediator will advise on specific issues to be resolved and highlight any urgent decisions to be made while handling the separation – let’s smooth out those ripples!
If you are handling the mediation process solely, we can schedule several appointments. The purpose of mediation is to construct a system of contact with your children. It is, therefore, advisable to schedule the appointments far enough to allow time for reviews that can help our mediator to decide what can work well to secure your rights to maintain contact with your children.
After the meeting, the mediator will draft a letter that will sum up the points discussed, the decisions reached and any parts of the discussion that may need amendments in future. This letter will be accompanied by a detailed document that will summarise the results of the efforts and whether the ideas introduced are fair to both parties.
Child mediation is different from financial mediation in the sense you are not required to touch on the formal division of your finances. Mediation simply helps you to eliminate the need for solicitors and court orders, which can lead to traumatizing decisions
Family mediation can be used to resolve a wide range of child-related matters including:
• Parenting plans and custodial arrangements
• Child support payments
• Shared decision-making between parents
• Negotiating changes in parenting arrangements
• Resolving disagreements over education, medical care or other activities for the child.
Family mediation is a fantastic alternative to taking child-related matters to court. It’s where parents, guardians, and other relatives can meet under a mediator’s guidance to talk about caring for and promoting their child’s welfare.
Through this process, all parties can work together in a collaborative manner to reach an agreement that takes into account the needs and best interests of the child.
The mediator is there to ensure respectful dialogue between all parties involved and will help them explore potential solutions that are suitable for everyone involved.
This type of mediation is especially beneficial when dealing with issues such as guardianship arrangements, parenting plans or visitation schedules.
It allows families an opportunity to identify their own solutions to any conflicts they may have and gives them control over the outcome of their situation.
This is much better than going through lengthy legal proceedings in court where decisions are imposed by a judge rather than an agreement reached by the parties themselves. Family mediation also helps create more positive relationships between family members which can benefit the children in the long run.
Family mediation can help resolve child matters by providing a platform for parents to discuss and reach agreements about issues related to their children.
Through mediation, parents are able to communicate with each other in a structured setting, which allows them to focus on the well-being of the children and come to a resolution in an amicable manner.
The mediator can help facilitate the communication between the parties and provide guidance on how best to resolve difficult matters. Mediation also allows parents an opportunity to learn new skills for resolving future disputes amicably, without involving lawyers or going through lengthy court proceedings.
The benefits of family mediation include:
1. Allowing families to focus on solutions rather than finger pointing and blaming each other.
2. Encouraging open communication between all parties which can help resolve conflicts more effectively.
3. Giving families a platform to share their feelings, needs and interests in a safe, impartial environment.
4. Promoting better understanding and respect among family members by helping them identify underlying issues and interests.
5. Providing an opportunity for all parties to come up with acceptable outcomes that are tailored to their individual needs and interests.
6. Avoiding expensive court proceedings while still settling disputes in a timely manner.
Family mediation is a voluntary process that promotes healthy relationships between families in conflict. It employs a trained, neutral mediator that helps identify needs, values, and interests and works with family members to find mutually satisfactory agreements. Mediation tackles issues such as parenting arrangements, division of assets, or any related dispute. The goal is to resolve underlying conflicts and reach an agreement beneficial to all parties. Mediation is confidential and encourages a positive future outlook rather than assigning blame.
Shuttle mediation involves a mediator shuttling back and forth between the parties’ locations to facilitate communication and negotiation. Online mediation is conducted through an online platform that allows the parties to communicate in real time with one another and with the mediator. Face Time mediation is conducted through video conferencing technology, allowing the parties and the mediator to meet face-to-face while remaining in different locations.
The role of the family mediator is to help families resolve conflicts through communication and collaboration. The mediator acts as a neutral third-party who facilitates conversations between family members and helps them find mutually agreeable solutions to their problems. The mediator can also provide education, resources, and support throughout the process.
Preparing for family mediation can take some effort and may involve an emotional process. Here are some tips on how to prepare for family mediation:
1. Educate yourself about the mediation process: Read up on the different forms of mediation, its purpose and techniques, in order to understand what will happen during the session. It will also help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a participant.
2. Find a mediator: Research and find a mediator who is experienced in dealing with your particular situation and who you trust to help you through this difficult process.
3. Gather documents: Collect documents related to your case such as bank statements, tax returns, insurance information or any other documents that will be relevant to the discussion during the session.
4. Consider options: Reflect on different solutions that might work for all parties involved, so that when it’s time for negotiation you have already thought about these potential outcomes beforehand.
5. Create an agenda: Make a list of topics or issues that need to be discussed during the mediation session so that you can stay focused throughout the process and keep track of progress made each step of the way.
After family mediation, the next step would be to implement any agreements that were made in the mediation process. This could involve filing paperwork with the court or other legal organizations, if necessary. If both parties are amenable to doing so, it may also be a good idea to consider consulting with an attorney to help ensure that all agreements are legally binding and enforceable. Additionally, any agreements might need to be monitored over time in order for them to continue to be successful and useful. Finally, family counseling can also be helpful after family mediation has been completed in order for all involved parties to move forward positively and productively.
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Our accredited mediators will work with you to rebuild relationships, save time and money, and avoid the courtroom drama!