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WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF MEDIATION?
  • Mediation is generally faster compared with other ways of resolving disputes
  • Mediation is generally less costly.
  • Mediation is generally less stressful.
  • In mediation the parties are more in control of the situation
  • Mediation is informal
  • Mediation is more flexible
  • Mediation is intended to be non-confrontational
  • Meditation is generally in the best interests of the children.

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IS MEDIATION CONFIDENTIAL?

Yes.

All discussions as strictly confidential.

Neither party may use the information discussed or disclosed in mediation during court proceedings if mediation break-down or is unsuccessful.

As your Mediator, we may not act for either party in any Court proceedings if the mediation breaks-down or is unsuccessful.

A Mediation Agreement will be signed at the start of the mediation that clearly states the confidentiality of the process.

MEDIATION VS LITIGATION
  • Litigation is generally long and expensive because it is highly regulated and formal whereas mediation, because it is informal, is faster and more efficient without the onerous procedures required in litigation.
  • The details of litigation are available to the public while mediation is private and confidential.
  • There is generally less risk as the parties are in control of the process.
IS MEDIATION RIGHT FOR US?

For mediation to be effective all parties involved should be ready and willing to participate fully in the process and be committed to attending all sessions.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN MEDIATION?
  • The couple attends sessions together. 
  • Each session is 50 minutes. 
  • The mediation process can take from 3 to 6 sessions.
  • The number of sessions varies depending on the couple and the complexity of the issues.

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