What are the Benefits of Mediation?

Posted by | December 12, 2014 | Family Law | No Comments

What are the Benefits of Mediation?

Mediation is a well-established method and will benefit both parties if they are able to resolve the issues themselves with the aid of a professional mediator. Not only will court costs be avoided but there is more likelihood that the parties involved will part on more amicable terms.Parents are considered to be the people best placed to make decisions about their children’s future but unfortunately, in many cases, couples are unable to put personal differences aside in order to come to an agreement with regards to the arrangements for their children.  This can result in decisions being left to the courts which can only make a judgement based on the information presented.

In court couples are placed in adversarial positions which can be extremely stressful and intimidating.  This often leads to rash decisions which are very damaging and make future relationships, once the court proceedings are over, very difficult. Mediation allows couples to negotiate an agreement which takes into account their personal circumstances and accommodates their family’s specific needs.