What Types of Issues Can Be Mediated?
Any dispute can be mediated either by agreement of the parties or by the court ordering mediation. Typical family mediation matters include:
- Child Custody and Parenting Time
- Post-divorce issues that arise
- Pre-divorce filing—parties can decide to resolve their issues before filing for divorce
- Paternity issues
- Child Support
- Sibling disagreements over the care of their parents – eldercare matters
- Issues or conflicts between parents and adolescents or college-age children
- Succession issues in a family business where siblings disagree about the transition
Mediation Helps Families Move Forward
Many times families believe that there are intractable conflicts; that no one can help them return to “normal”. Mediation, however, offers such an opportunity.
Many times the best course of action is to seek mediation before a matter, conflict or issue grows so large, that the only solution is through a bitter, expensive and lengthy court battle that will usually tear apart a family. Even after a lawsuit has been filed, mediation still presents a great opportunity for resolution, particularly in the early aspects of mediation.« Blog Home