What is Family Mediation?
Family Mediation is an effective way to resolve and settle family conflict. Unlike, the court litigations, family meditation allows parties to maintain control and ownership of the entire process and emphasises the significance of cooperation and fairness. Parties are encouraged to communicate with each other to explore their respective needs and interests in order to reach to an agreement with the help of the Mediator.
The Mediator is not judging the parties neither is he/she providing legal advice to the parties. The Mediator facilitates a series of discussions with the parties leading to an agreement on the issues between the parties. The agreement is prepared in the form of Memorandum of Understanding. The parties would then take independent legal advice on the Memorandum of Understanding drafted by the Mediator. Now the process of drafting the Separation Agreement based on the Memorandum of Understanding begins.
Benefits of Family Mediation:
- Parties and children are the priority
- Parties determine the outcome
- Removes adversarial atmosphere.
- Cost Effective than court processes.
- Short and simple than court processes.
- Confidential and private process.
How Family Lawyer can help?
Before mediation process begins, it is important to first identify if family mediation is appropriate for you. It is recommended that you obtain legal advice before entering the mediation process. Your Family Lawyer can help in this regard.
Balvinder Kumar, the author of this article is a trusted Family Lawyer in Mississauga serving families across Mississauga, Milton, Brampton and GTA. Call us @ 905-290-7205 for more information.