What Happens During Family Mediation?
During family mediation, the mediator will meet with the family members involved in the conflict. The mediator will facilitate the discussion and help the family members communicate effectively. The mediator will not take sides or make decisions for the family, but instead, will help the family members develop their own solutions to the conflict.
If an agreement is reached during mediation, the mediator will draft a memorandum of understanding that outlines the terms of the agreement. The memorandum of understanding is not legally binding, but it can be used as a basis for a legally binding agreement if the family decides to take the agreement to court.