How Does Mediation Work?
The mediator helps people examine their situation in terms of their needs and interests. Relevant information is gathered which may include budgets, business records, tax returns, property valuations, and the needs of each child.

Settlement options are development and discussed to be sure they meet everyone's goals fairly. Decisions are made by the parties which allows each of them to realize positive results.

The mediator holds joint meetings with all parties and private meetings with each party. Discussions held are confidential and cannot be disclosed in any future legal proceedings. Mediation is concluded only when all parties have reached an agreement or it appears that an impasse has been reached. A mediated settlement agreement is binding in court.

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