Family mediation is a confidential process in which a mediator, functioning as an impartial and neutral third party, facilitates the resolution of family disputes and supports the participants’ voluntary agreement in a confidential and non-adversarial setting.
In mediation the Professional Family Mediator facilitates communication between the participants to encouraging understanding and the exploration of options.
Throughout the process the mediator works to focus the participants on their individual and joint interests or needs in an effort to reach mutually acceptable agreements.
“We believe that family matters are just that, family matters. Mediation provides a safe and confidential setting where family matters can be resolved.”
What is a Professional Family Mediator?
Professional Family Mediators specialize in mediating family matters and draw on theories and skills that are routinely used by professionals in other fields of practice. The diversity of skill needed to provide competent professional family mediation services requires a higher level of training and commitment than in some other forms of mediation. Professional Family Mediators are professional neutrals and as such are not bias towards one party or the other. The Professional Family Mediator is responsible for protecting the mediation process and ensuring that progress is productive and meaningful. Throughout the process the Professional Family Mediator assists the participants in determining the goals and outcome of the process and to come to fully informed and mutually acceptable agreements.
Professional Family Mediators can assist in the following areas:
- Divorce with or without minor children
- Child custody and child support
- Parent/child reunifications
- Child guardianships
- Elder care concerns and Elder decision making
- Pre and post marital agreements
- Family assets and allocation, trust funds, and wills
- Sibling rivalries
Our Services Include
Divorce mediation is a confidential process in which a mediator, functioning as an impartial and neutral third party, facilitates divorcing parties to come to voluntary agreements in a confidential and non-adversarial setting.
Child custody mediation is a confidential process in which a mediator, functioning as an impartial and neutral third party, assists parents in coming to voluntary agreements regarding their parenting plan in a private and non-adversarial setting.
Solution Focused Co-Parenting Education is a process we developed to assist co-parents in moving from their previous personal relationship to a business relationship focused on their children.
Parents and children alike often express a concern that children’s voices be heard in a process that will ultimately make decisions that greatly affect them. In Child Inclusive Mediation children are given a voice in the mediation process.
Ask about our Cooperative Suite of Services, where we bring different professionals to the table to help you resolve complicated financial, legal and other matters. Professionals that may be brought in include Family Law Attorneys, Accountants, Financial Planners, Business Evaluators, Mental Health Professionals, and Child Custody Experts.