A BETTER WAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY - STAY OUT OF COURT
Mediation is a negotiated, voluntary dispute resolution process.
It gives partners/spouses/co-parents an opportunity to be in control of an amicable, cost effective and much more efficient and tailor-made divorce/separation.
It is a more holistic approach to the issues at hand! It’s not just about the legal issues, but about what feels fair and what is age-appropriate and in the children’s best interest (if any).
The role of the mediators is to provide legal and other relevant information, to enable you to make informed decisions together. The decisions in the room are made by the two of you. The mediators are there to assist with negotiation and to help generate solutions so that an agreement can be reached. They will not simply assess your situation and dictate a solution. You have to live with the outcome - so it makes sense that you make the decisions.
After the Intake form has been received by both parties involved as well as an independent confirmation phone call from both parties, the first meeting is scheduled.
Meetings are conducted in accordance to a strict Code of Conduct so that everyone feels heard.
The mediator is merely there to assist in good communication and to provide information as well as a framework for the meetings. The decisions are yours!
After the discussions have concluded, your solution is formulated and put in writing.
Both parties are entitled and encouraged to gain legal counsel before, during and after the mediation process, to ensure that everyone's rights are protected.
Only the parties involved and the mediator are present during the mediation. Should the mediator deem it necessary and with the consent of the parties, additional family, professionals or legal advisors can be invited.
MEDIATION NETWORK provides a network of mediators with different unique skills, which guarantees that your situation is pared up with the right professional people to assist you with your situation.