Mediation sessions offer help to couples who have decided to split up, or who already divorced, to speak to one another without conflict in order to sort out problems they may have. At the sessions, help and advice is given to these couples to solve their problems and come to fair decisions. Some of the most common problems that can be spoken about at Mediation Sessions are:
- Family issues
- Money disputes
- Property complications
- Relationship obstacles
Mediators help make goals and written agreements that suit all the family members, in all different situations so that everyone gets the same fair help.
What Happens in Mediation Sessions
Mediation is not the same as counselling. Decisions are made and goals are set to ensure all people involved are being treated fairly. First of all, in a Mediation session, you can meet the mediator with your ex-partner or on your own. This is where you go through the process of mediation and to make sure it is suitable for you. Secondly, the mediator will speak to you about what goals you want to set and achieve. Mediators will answer questions you may have about the processes. Thirdly the mediator will prepare documents and sign paperwork with recordings of what agreements you have come to.
Benefits of Mediation
There are many benefits that come with Mediations. For example, you can speak to your ex-partner in a calm environment. Decisions can be made cooperatively without resulting in arguments or conflict. With mediation sessions, you can make decisions together faster as well as avoid the high costs of legal battles. Mediations can also help you to remain calm when dealing with situations.
How long Mediation Sessions Last
Mediation sessions can last up to an hour each time or longer depending on what the mediator has recommended for you. At the first meeting, a plan will be drawn up of how many times you will need to meet and how often depending on what is needed to be discussed. Each session a new target will be made to help you and your family be able to get on with helping each other and making sure everything gets sorted as best as it can with no arguments.