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What is Mediation?Mediation is voluntary intervention of an unbiased third party to assist in resolving a dispute in a way that benefits all parties involved. We focus predominantly in the field of divorce and the avenues that stem from that: Family Planning, custody, spousal support, and post-decree disagreements.
Why would someone need a mediator?Mediation is a way to avoid litigation as part of the divorce process. By utilizing a neutral third party you can settle all matters revolving finances, family planning, and property while still giving all parties a sense of victory on the decisions made.
What kind of training/qualifications does a mediator have?Mediators can come from a variety of backgrounds. In order to be state recognized you must complete coursework through a mediation training course. In the end mediators come from a variety of fields including Law, Social Work, Communications, and other backgrounds dealing with conflict resolution.
What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?The main difference between the two is that in arbitration the third party declares a winner in the conflict. However, the goal in mediation is to create a plan that benefits both parties and their families.
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