Mediation often helps people sort out matters that arise when a relationship is on the rocks. It may include dealing with financial matters, arrangements for children, as well as bettering communication. A good number of people choose to negotiate their own arrangements with the help of a mediator instead of settling their differences through the courtroom. Mediation often helps families to minimise conflict and communicate better.
Voluntary- it is entirely up to you to make the decision to go ahead with mediation. You can decide if Mediation is the right approach for you with the help of a mediator.
Impartial mediators- the mediator will help you reach a satisfactory settlement without taking sides. He/she may also give you information regarding legal matters but will not give legal advice.
Confidential- everything that you talk about during mediation is private. This way, you can openly look at all of the alternatives available to you before making a decision regarding the right way forward.
You maintain decision making- a mediator will work with you to find satisfactory and workable solutions that are fit for your family.
Takes less time as you control the discussion points- mediation takes days or weeks.
Who can use mediation services?
Business- on some occasions, complaints, and disputes develop in the workplace. When conflicts occur, mediation is a low-risk option that can be very effective in resolving such disputes. Any business dispute can be mediated, including director/partner disputes, employee disputes, and other business issues.
Grandparents- family members faced with the challenges of an aging family member on matters such as communication and differences of opinion concerning care-giving can use mediation to resolve their differences.
Family- conflicts often arise when there is a significant change in the family. These changes are often very stressful, but mediation can help ease the friction and restore communication within the family.
Couples- mediation can help parents discuss important issues such as investments, assets, property and so on.
Children- parents can discuss issues regarding child support, access arrangements among other things.