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Dispute Resolution

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.

 

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

Joseph Grynbaum