Mediation is a method of conflict resolution between two parties seeking divorce. These sessions are not required, therefore, both parties must agree to attend the sessions. It is up to the parties to work out a fair agreement among one another.
The mediator should not be someone you or the other party know. It is important that the mediator remain neutral throughout the process. When the parties feel that the mediator is siding with one party they become defensive or closed off. The neutrality and support of the mediator is what will assist the parties in reaching an amicable agreement.
The parties need to use appropriate language throughout the session and allow the other party an opportunity to voice their concerns. The parties must respectful and considerate of one another. Furthermore, it is important for the parties to remember that the mediator will not tell them what they should do to resolve their conflicts. The mediator is there to help with the flow of conversation also to support them in their endeavor to find a resolution to their problems.
If mediation or divorce seems like an appropriate option for you it is important to contact a local attorney. For a Southern California Family Law Lawyer please contact Yanez & Associates.