This is the preferable form of reaching settlements. People often seek our advice to enable them to settle, to reassure them the settlement is within an acceptable range, to draft an agreement reflecting the settlement.
Mediation is a process in which a neutral Mediator helps two people come to an agreement together voluntarily. Today, many couples use mediation to complete their marital matters.
SETTLEMENT WITHOUT A COURT CASE
In many cases, the mediation process can eliminate the parties need to ever appear in court.
Mediation is a neutral process. The Mediator does not pick sides or have a bias in favour of either party.
UPSET IS OK
It is OK if you are not getting along with the other person right now. There are responsible ways to invite the other person to mediation.
We recommend the appointment of former Judges or practising senior barristers as mediators with skills and training in mediation techniques.
HOW IT WORKS
Generally, the mediator facilitates communication and understanding, helps the parties articulate their goals and their true interests, and employs creative problem solving. Each party is required to make full and frank disclosures and state their issues to determine the gap between their respective positions..
Mediation in the presence of each parties respective legal representatives is advisable.