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Mutually Acceptable Solutions can be Reached through Family Mediation

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Family decision-making can be very difficult, and sometimes situations get out of hand. When perspective becomes scarce and it is hard to see the forest for the trees, whether it be an elder care matter, a dispute over a will, a divorce, attempting to prevent a divorce or difficult parenting situation, it can be the right decision to bring in mediators or arbitrators.

Family mediation means that a neutral, trained professional will work with the parties involved in the family conflict to discuss all of the issues and to explore the possible options for settlement, and to identify solutions that best meet the needs of all persons involved. Facilitated negotiation is the path to resolution.

Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process in which we help both or all parties to identify and discuss issues of mutual concern. Together we will explore various solutions and develop a settlement that is acceptable to all or both of the parties.

Sometimes parties need mediation followed by arbitration, because resolution by agreement proves elusive. We call that Med/Arb. This is a confidential process in which we help both or all parties to identify and discuss issues that of concern. It is our job to help all parties explore various solutions and decide on a settlement with which all concerned can live. If the mediation does not succeed, we “switch hats” and make a decision for the parties, out-of-court an in a timely and cost-effective way.

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