Mediation done right involves planning and setting expectations properly, so we invite professionals to contribute who demonstrate best practices while helping families achieve the best outcome possible.
Our focus as reporters and advocates is on the needs of children and on helping families preserve their resources, including time, money and energy, for the benefit of their children, their health, homes, careers and retirement.
The term mediation can be misused to describe forcing people into a room (or rooms) for hours knowing that nothing will be generated in terms of results for the family, but that expenses and debt will climb as frustration, confusion and stress worsen. This is not what we believe mediation was designed for, and in reviewing the professional landscape we’ve determined that not all mediators are created equal.
Of course the same goes for other types of professionals, so please listen, share your insight and experiences and don’t hesitate to make recommendations or provide feedback.
Another term related to mediation that we’ll be discussing soon is Collaborative Law so send us any questions you have on this topic so we can have them addressed by our featured experts.