is an excellent process for helping couples work through the issues
that must be resolved in order to obtain a divorce or legal
separation. These issues include negotiating parenting plans,
calculating child support, determining spousal support, and division of
property and debts. The mediator meets with the couple together and
helps the couple communicate and focus on both their needs and the
needs of their children. This process helps couples with children lay
a foundation for future communication.
After divorce or separation, it is often necessary to revisit the
parenting plan, because of disagreements or changes in circumstances.
Mediation is much better suited to these emotional issues than the
traditional adversarial court setting.
By working together in mediation to resolve parenting issues parents can begin to establish develop better negotiating and dispute resolving skills and an improved communication pattern for the
future years of co-parenting.
Workplace Disputes/EEO Complaints
Disputes between employees and management that result in complaints
of discrimination or harassment can often be much more satisfactorily
resolved through mediation between the parties as opposed to the long
and often-destructive EEO investigation and hearing process. Say, for
example, two valued employees are in dispute, causing ongoing friction
and affecting productivity. In today's tight market, you don't want to
lose either of them, but something has to be done! Mediation by an
outside, neutral third-party can help the two disputing parties to
identify the issues in their conflict and come to a mutually agreeable
solution as to how they can work together.
Disputes between businesses or between individuals over business
transactions are now routinely being resolved to everyone's
satisfaction through mediation. Mediation is less costly and more time
efficient than suing in court, and offers the added benefit of keeping
the disputing parties in control of the outcome.
Elder Mediation Collaboration
among elders and family members enables elders to maximize their
capabilities and to maintain their self-esteem. A mediator can help to
minimize conflicts and improve communication among parties related to
the elders' well being.