Mediation is a process in which areas of agreement and disagreement are vigilantly defined, relevant information is gathered and shared, different proposals are suggested and discussed, the position and goal of each party are explained, and negotiations that are conducted which then lead to the resolution of the conflict.
Divorce mediation generally takes place during the pre-divorce or separation phase between the parties. The mediation process can commence once both parties agree thereto and represents a cost effective alternative to litigation.
The parties can also mediate where disputes or confits arise post-divorce. The mediator’s role is to remain neutral but also help each spouse see both sides clearly in the decision making process. The divorce mediator actively participates in the negotiations, but the spouses or ex-spouses have full control over the outcome of their decision making process.
The mediation process can have a significant contribution toward the outcome of the divorce proceedings if the process is well executed.
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