The rational alternative
services are provided to clients before, during and after
separation or divorce. Mediation helps clients to reach decisions
concerning responsibilities that each individual will assume,
both now and in the future; and help to determine, how they
will share time with their children.
is family mediation?
Family mediation is a process with an impartial third
party who helps families identify and clarify issues between
them, and assists them in coming to an agreement on some or
all of these issues. The goal of successful family mediation
is to help family members arrive at an agreement which is
in the best interest of the family. It is very important for
the family to maintain control and be involved in these important
decisions. The parents are partners in decision making. Family
mediation does not deal with fault, find blame, give legal
advice, or make decisions for others. The mediation sessions
are brief and usually involve 4-8 sessions.
A major difficulty in family law is that the problems
brought by families are frequently not primarily legal problems;
they are deep human problems in which the law is involved.
Voluntary settlements which are worked out on an emotional
as well as an intellectual level, are not only more humane
than those forced by litigation, but are also more practical,
economical and likely to endure.
Decisions reached by mutual agreement mean that neither party
is the loser or has been taken advantage of, with the result
that there is less likelihood of revenge erupting later and
leading to new and prolonged legal battles.
Research studies have indicated that the over-whelming majority
of families who come to mediation reach agreement on most
of their issues.
We can help you with:
associated with ending the marriage
divorce to children
with lawyers as part of the mediation process
Benefits of mediation:
costly than litigation
settlements, arrived at through the mediation process,
take into consideration the emotions and needs of all
of concerned parents tend to maintain healthy, meaningful
relationships with both parents - an important aspect
of their adjustment after separation
benefits from mutual cooperation of family members...
parents, their children, lawyers, judges, the system...
Other areas of mediation provided include:
and workplace disputes
family issues regarding elderly parents
a marriage is over it is not a time for retribution and
revenge, but rather the time to make a positive adjustment
while providing for and protecting the children."