Family mediation can be less expensive, more timely and less stressful than other more formal dispute resolution options such as the court process.
No one knows the unique needs of a family and children better than the couple themselves. Mediation lets families create their own arrangements rather than handing that power over to an unknown decision-maker with legal authority.
When children are involved, former spouses usually continue to have a co-parenting relationship after divorce or separation. Mediation can help develop better channels of communication and build a new and appropriate relationship.
Mediation is done in a private setting.
Agreements (or Memorandum of Understanding) reached in mediation may then be formalized into legally binding contracts by lawyers or be filed in court.
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