Family mediation services can help to resolve disputes involving issues like custody and access, property division and parenting arrangements. These disputes can lead to court proceedings, which can be costly and stressful. A mediator can help parents reach an agreement on their own, without the need for court intervention. In addition, mediation can be more flexible than a trial, with meetings taking place in a series of short sessions over a period of time chosen by the parties. Mediation can also preserve or improve relationships between the parents, which may be beneficial for the children involved.

Some families choose to have a formal memorandum of understanding or meeting summary document produced as a result of their mediation. If this is something that you are interested in then it is best to talk with your mediator about this at the beginning of your mediation process.

Often, the parties in a dispute are concerned about how their case will be seen by the judge that will make the decisions in their case. This is why it is important to speak with a specialist in the area of family law as they will be able to help you understand your options and work with you to come up with a solution that you are comfortable with.

Many people find that going through mediation has helped them to move on after a relationship breakdown. Often, they can see things from the other party’s perspective more clearly in the mediation. This helps to make the discussions more productive and can reduce tension between the parties.