Pre-mediation screening takes place before the parties agree to proceed with the mediation process. It helps the mediator to determine the procedural needs of each party and whether mediation is appropriate for the parties or not. The mediator meets with each party separately at the intake meetings. Each party completes an intake form.
Screening is usually for domestic violence and abuse, mental health and any drug/alcohol addiction or any vulnerability fears the parties may have. This initial meeting gives an opportunity to the party to seek more information and to clarify any questions that will help the party to make a decision. This would establish if the mediation is appropriate or not.
Screening is an important step and is taken very seriously at our office.
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