For a mediation session to be successful it is important for the relationship between the mediators and the client to remain professional. The mediator must remain unbiased and be a neutral third party. Furthermore, the parties must voluntarily participate in the mediation sessions. It is important to read reviews on the mediators in your area. You will want to select a mediator or family law attorney who has a good reputation. Furthermore, comparing prices is also helpful to ensure that you are in your price range.
During the session the parties may want input from the mediator but it is important that the mediator stay out of the dispute. It is extremely important that the mediator simply use strategies to help facilitate dialogue and the opportunity for the parties to reach an amicable agreement.
Some strategies for mediation is to ensure the mediation session begins positively. When the parties arrive it is important for everyone to understand what the rules and structure of the sessions will be. If the rules are not followed the mediation session will not continue. Both parties will be given an equal opportunity to put all of their issues and concerns on the table. Additionally, the parties are not allowed to use profanity or insult the other party.
Mediation is a newer approach to conflict resolution. If you have any concerns regarding the process of mediation it is important to speak with a legal professional. Contact Yanez & Associates which consists of Family Law Attorneys in the Orange County area. Call now to schedule your free initial consultation!