The concept of facilitation of family disputes is not new. Disagreements between family members are frequently ‘mediated’ by a third party, whether this is by a family member, friend, elder or professional. Family mediation is necessary when such practices have failed and you cannot reach agreement.
Most family disagreements can be resolved through mediation. There are times when conflict just cannot be avoided and it is easy to become stuck in a cycle of conflict. Family mediation is a choice to find a compromise and a resolution, with the assistance of professionally trained mediators.
Family mediation is a neutral and confidential context. As mediators we do not act for either party, our role is to act as unbiased facilitators to help you reach a middle ground.
Most importantly, family mediation, as a form of alternative dispute resolution, provides a platform to pre-empt or resolve on-going conflict, which can be devastating for families.