Benefits of Mediation

Mediation has many benefits for couples experiencing separation or divorce.

  • Mediation helps preserve family relationships by encouraging communication, fostering understanding and reducing the conflict between the parties.
  • The parties make their own decisions about what is best for them (and their children).
  • It is a confidential and non-judgmental process. Information learned in mediation may not be used in court proceedings either during or after mediation.
  • Mediation is generally less costly than litigation which leaves more money available for the needs of the children and parents
  • Research has shown that ongoing parental conflict has long-term, negative impacts on children of all ages.

Family mediators facilitate communication and problem-solving between the parties and help couples develop agreements that meet the challenges of separation and divorce in a cooperative and confident manner.

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