How Mediation Works?

During the first session, the mediator will assess each party`s commitment to a fair and honest process, help each party define personal goals, and begin to identify the areas of agreement and disagreement. In following sessions, the mediator will assist the couple in systematically working through each area of concern. Additionally, the mediator will manage the conflict, orchestrate the data gathering, and help the couple explore various options and consequences and help facilitate communications.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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