After meeting separately with each parent to discover the issues most important to them, the mediator then brings everyone together to build understanding and agreement. Issues explored will include: a co-parenting schedule that allows children access to each parent; division of assets and debts; holidays; birthdays; how the children’s medical, educational and extra-curricular needs are handled and much more, depending on your needs.
Unlike court proceedings, mediation allows you and the other parent to stay in control and create the agreements YOU need.
Mediations can be held face to face, via “shuttle” where each party is in a different room and the mediator moves between them, or remotely via teleconference, video conference—even email. Whatever format is used, the goals remain the same—that each party feels heard and understood and that the parties reach an agreement that is fair, sustainable and works for them.