Separation and divorce present families with a difficult dilemma, demanding that complex and important issues be discussed at a time when you may well be experiencing very strong and potentially destructive feelings. Finding an appropriate setting in which these issues can be discussed without anger, judgement or recrimination can make a tremendous difference, and it is here that family mediation seeks to help.
Unlike contested court proceedings, which can aggravate hostility and incur very high financial and emotional costs, the mediation process is designed to reduce conflict and to help you focus on the practical issues that each of you need to resolve. Guided by an impartial mediator, it doesn’t attribute blame or take sides; it provides a way for you to communicate more effectively, address your problems and, ultimately, move forward with your lives.
Mediation offers the following benefits:
Less conflict, anxiety and stress
Speedier resolution of issues
Better decision making
Significant cost savings
Improved communication and co-operation
Control over the outcome
An easier transition for children and other family members