How Does Family Mediation Work?
Family mediation involves a series of sessions with a trained mediator who acts as a neutral third party. The mediator facilitates discussions and helps parties to reach an agreement. The process is voluntary, and all parties must agree to participate.
During the first session, the mediator will explain the process and rules of mediation. They will then ask each party to explain their perspective on the dispute. The mediator will identify the issues and work with parties to find common ground.
Once an agreement has been reached, the mediator will draw up a document outlining the terms of the agreement. This document can be used as evidence if necessary.