Sometimes families need help in resolving issues that arise. Family mediation is non-confrontational in nature and progressive. It encourages parties to focus on the future and problem solving strategies rather than the problems of the past.
The process is also “child centered” whereby the parties are encouraged to make special provision for the needs of children where the subject parties of such mediations have childcare related issues. Parenting plans and visitation rights agreements can benefit from mediation, as the neutral work of the mediator can assist the parents in devising a plan that works for them.
Family disputes that can benefit from mediation also include land/property disputes, finance disputes, addressing the welfare of ill family members and even issues such as pet allocation post separation or divorce.