What is mediation?

Mediation is a process in which parents meet together and with the help of an impartial third party, a mediator, to talk and make decisions about their children.

What does a mediator do?

Encourages parents to talk with each other, even when they are angry or hurt
Assists parents when considering different options and solutions
Supports the decisions of parents on what is best for their children
Documents what parents agree upon by writing it down

What are the benefits of mediation?

Parents control the decisions that are made
It is less expensive, both financially and emotionally, than going to court
Both parents agree on the decisions that are made

Are agreements binding?

The agreements made by parents become binding