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Family Mediation Services

What is mediation?

Not to be confused with “meditation” – Mediation is a private, informal and confidential process designed to result in a written agreement that provides each party with a better outcome than they would have if no agreement was reached.

Mediation is NOT therapy, nor should it be considered a substitute for therapy when that service is needed. When therapy is not needed but communication is difficult, mediation can provide a structured process for dialogue.

A Mediator does not provide legal advice to, nor advocate for any party. When mediation sessions are held parties are encouraged to seek the advice of legal counsel before signing an agreement.

Everyone wants to be heard. Mediation offers the opportunity for you to be heard, as well as a chance for you to hear and understand another’s point of view.

The mediator does not make any decisions. The mediator helps explore all options and consequences and helps maintain the balance of power between the parties.

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Commonly Mediated Disputes

Benefits of Mediation


You control the outcome of the process.


Mediating can cost a fraction of the cost of fighting your case in court.


You set the pace for mediation. The mediation sessions are scheduled at times that are convenient for you.


Your mediation will take place in a private office, unlike court proceedings which are open to the general public.

Custom Agreements

Your agreement will be designed to fit your needs. You will resolve each issue in a manner which works for you and your family.

Satisfactory Outcomes

Because they are mutually agreed upon, mediated solutions are more satisfactory for those involved.

Lasting Solutions

Parties who reach their own agreement in mediation are more likely to comply than if a third party has imposed the resolution.

Maintain Relationships

Mediation may help mend hurt feelings and pave the way for an ongoing relationship.

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