Mediation is a beneficial alternative to the traditional divorce process. With mediation you may be able to save some money, as well as resolve your conflict more quickly. To schedule a mediation session both parties must voluntarily agree to attend. Many may not be as familiar with the use of mediation for conflict resolution, due to its more recent use. Mediation is more recently becoming popular as a form of conflict resolution.
When selecting a mediator please ensure that the mediator is a neutral third party. The mediator should not be someone that one of the parties knows. It is important for the mediator to remain unbiased so the mediation session runs smoothly. If one of the parties feels that the session is unfair, or the mediator is favoring the other party this could effect the solution finding process.
In a mediation session their are specific ground rules that both parties must agree to. First, both parties will have an equal opportunity to discuss their feelings and concerns. Second, both parties must agree to not interrupt the other party. Third, name calling will not be permitted. Fourth, the mediator is simply there to assist in the flow of dialogue and is not to create solutions for the parties.
For further information regarding mediation and family law please contact Yanez & Associates. Call 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation!