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Mediation

Mediation is a form of Dispute Resolution which attempts to resolve disputes between parties without having to contend with the Court system.

It is a less adversarial process than a Court based one. It is a meeting or series of meetings, where an independent and neutral third party (known as the Mediator) leads and facilitates discussion between the parties to a dispute and assists those parties to negotiate and if possible reach an agreement.

Advantages to Mediation

  • Creates a positive climate for joint decision making.
  • Improves communication (essential for cooperation as parents).
  • Facilitates negotiations and agreements.
  • Can deal with all parenting and financial issues together.
  • Can be arranged quickly and is confidential and discreet.
  • Avoids the delay, stress, costs and adversarial nature of Court proceedings

Whether you are negotiating a divorce settlement, child support arrangements, property settlements, or any other form of dispute, negotiating takes great skill and understanding. When going through a separation, this process can be overwhelming.

It is important to consider methods of Alternate Dispute Resolution such as Mediation, as having a neutral mediator can help everyone involved quickly reach an agreement. The Mediator acts as an impartial third party and often produce good results for all involved.

At Watts McCray we embrace Mediation to resolve family law disputes. We believe in working together, where possible, to achieve a desired outcome for both parties.

Contact Us

If you would like to get in touch with us and learn more about our Mediation services, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team.

 

An ounce of mediation is worth a pound of arbitration and a ton of litigation.

Joseph Grynbaum