FAMILY MEDIATION is fast becoming the preferred method to resolve and prevent family disputes from escalating, especially where children are involved. Agreements that have been freely negotiated can help restore communication, understanding and trust in a relationship.
If you are getting a divorce, you will need to come to agreement with many issues. At Mediation PLUS, our experienced Mediators are able to support you and your soon to be ex-spouse in finding and shaping the best solutions for yourselves and your children on issues such as:
- Division of assets
- Children (Custody, Care and Control, Access)
Mediation provides with a safe space and adequate time to decide what is in the best interests of your children and family. The process is confidential. It can help you deal with your money, the options you may have about where you will live and planning your future finances.
Mediation in a family matter allows you to remain in control of the outcome. You cannot be made to do anything against your will. The mediator helps you and your partner to look at various options to help you come up with an amicable solution. If mediation breaks down or is just not appropriate, you will have to file your case as a contested divorce through the court system, in which, a judge may be required to make decision that is binding on both of you.
Mediation also avoids the tension, stress and acrimony that may result from having to go to court to resolve matters. This would enable you to preserve an amicable relationship.
Mediation would lessen the negative impact on children. It is child-focused as it provides parents a private place and space to plan together for the future care of their children. In cases involving complex psychological and relational issues, a trained counselor may be present to co-mediate to address the psychological dimensions.
With the help of our mediators at Mediation PLUS, both parties can meet to talk in an environment that fosters collaboration and understanding. Our Mediators are well equipped in helping your family to move forward into the future.