Mediation is a process for resolving conflict and coming to an agreement where decision-making remains with the parties. A neutral mediator assists parties in arriving at a mutually acceptable agreement. In contrast to an adversarial proceeding, mediation emphasizes cooperative problem solving and addressing the needs of all involved. Mediation can be used for all types of conflict, however it is particularly useful in the context of divorce and family disputes.
- It’s less costly.
- You control the discussion and the outcome.
- You get more personal attention.
- There is faster resolution.
- There is greater confidentiality.
- There is greater flexibility with scheduling.
- It protects children from conflict.
- Its a less adversarial process.
- There are more opportunities for a creative, tailored family plan.
- It allows for greater post-divorce stability.
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Donovan, Esq., Sherri. “Celebrate Mediation Day: Top 10 Reasons to Mediate Your Divorce.” Weblog entry. Huffingtonpost.com. October, 2012. Accessed July 23, 2013, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sherri-donovan-esq/celebrate-mediation-day-t_b_1968763.html.
Article Writen by: Divorce Without War July 23rd, 2013