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What is Mediation?
Mediation allows separating and divorcing partners to take control of their lives and make informed, positive decisions about their future. Mediation can be especially helpful for parents who, even though they have separated, need to continue making joint decisions regarding their children, custody and support well into the future.
Mediation is a process in which a neutral party, called the mediator, guides parties through communication to facilitate settlement or compromise. A mediator is not allowed to make any decisions or have their opinions on the issue. The mediator is there to help you and the other side reach an agreement. Mediation allows separating and divorce partners to take control of their lives and make informed, positive decisions about their future. Mediation can be especially helpful for parents who, even when separated, have to continue making joint decisions regarding their children, custody and support well into the future.
What types of cases are mediated?
Mediation is possible for most civil cases. This includes cases involving family law, landlord tenant, probate, consumer protection, and others. The experts encourage mediation, if reconciliation is possible, before you file a lawsuit.
Why would I want to use mediation?
Mediation can be used to reach an agreement with the other party in a less formal environment than court. If both parties are willing to agree to mediation, it can result in a legally binding solution.
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How do I prepare for mediation?
It is possible to prepare for mediation prior to the session. A friend or lawyer can give you advice on your goals, the compromises that you are willing to make, and whatnot. It is important to bring any relevant materials to the mediator in order to let them know what you are trying to convey.
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