Principles & Benefits

Mediation Principles

Confidential - the process happens in a private and confidential setting 

Fairness - the expectation is that the agreement will be fair

Full Disclosure - the parties must agree to full disclosure

Impartiality - the Mediator can not take sides

Voluntary - the process must be non-coercive and voluntary

Mediation Benefits

Prevents exposure of private family matters

Allows both parties to be heard

Generally eases tension and conflict

Less expensive than litigation

Faster than litigation

When parties create their own settlement, there is a better chance for compliance

Can greatly improves parenting schedule communications