Mediation is a structured process during which a neutral third person assists those who are involved in disagreement. It is finding a mutually acceptable agreement which empowers all the parties taking part. It is a voluntary process.
Couples going through separation can avoid the stressful process of going to the divorce courts by using ‘mediation separation’ (also known as ‘mediation trennung’ in German language)services to come to an agreement.
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It’s not about trying to save a relationship, but a process which enables separating couples to reach an agreement regarding issues with the help of an independent mediator. You can also take assistance from ‘family mediation lawyers’ (also known as ‘familienmediation anwälte’ in German) regarding these issues.
This includes the decisions regarding finances and children imposed on them by a judge if they were to go through the traditional court process. By choosing to mediate, one can also greatly reduce the costs associated with divorcing or separating from a partner.
How can mediation help?
- The mediation process encourages communication, identifies issues, explores options and assists in mutual problem solving.
- It promotes positive relationships and increases participation between the parties.
- Further it increases the involvement and understanding among the participants in the decision making process.
Mediation can improving the quality of relationship by building trust which can successfully resolve the conflict and disagreements.You can click here to read more about mediation matter.
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What do you need to do to take part in mediation?
- You need to be able to openly discuss the issues involved in the conflict by bringing any information that is felt to be relevant to the process.
- You must also be prepared to listen to the views of the other parties involved.
- The party involved will prepare a short briefing statement for the mediator. It will briefly set out the facts and issues as far as the party is concerned.
- Any party can prepare a confidential briefing statement for the eyes of the mediator only – the mediator will keep it confidential.