Family mediation can help you and your spouse to solve your marriage problems with dignity and with as little harmful effects as possible. Separation and divorce are among the most painful and disruptive events an individual and family can experience. The problems are both financial and emotional, deeply touching all members of the family. Family mediation helps couples communicate more openly and directly, thus laying the groundwork for resolving possible future disputes in a cooperative manner.
The following issues can be addressed:
- Parenting Arrangements
- Division of Marital Assets
- Spousal Support
- Child Support
- Tax Implications
Family mediation can be a very useful way for some couples to sort out these practical things. It is a problem solving process designed to identify issues and reach agreements. As such, it is a relatively short-term process in which couples experience the benefit of their work together almost from the onset.
Resolving conflicts is a daily part of family life. Children squabble, teenagers grumble, parents disagree about behavior and consequences. At times, the situation appears to be overwhelming and irreconcilable; productive solutions exists using implementing a mediation process designed to address these issues.
Parent-Child Mediation is a form of conflict transformation that works with youth between the ages of 11 and 18 who have various issues of conflict that can be resolved. It provides an opportunity for parents and youths to openly and strategically communicate better concerning home and school related issues while restoring their capacity to make decisions and choices of success. Parent-mediation helps:
- To build better family relationships
- To develop leadership skills in youth
- To Improve communications skills for both parent and children
- To resolve various disputes between parent and child
- To teach mutual mentoring using mediation skills
- To resolve disputes between parent and child in a more civil, respectful manner
- To resolve ongoing disputes in a more conciliatory manner
Family mediation is also used to solve such family problems as:
- Disagreements over care for elderly or seriously ill relatives
- Grandparents contact with grandchildren
- Homelessness caused by family arguments
Probate Trust and Estates
Mediation is also useful when addressing family or other issues that may arise prior to or after the passing of loved ones. It is useful to resolve:
- Estate settlement and trustee beneficiary disputes and related pre and post trust and estate issues to avoid these disputes