Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) where a neutral third person called a mediator assists people in conflict in finding a mutually acceptable solution to their dispute. Mediation is both voluntary and confidential. Mediation acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a disagreement between two or more parties.  Most commonly, the parties involved in the family law situation and the mediator will be the only ones present at the mediation, this is to ensure confidentiality and the integrity of the mediation process.


  • Mediation Allows the Parties to Control the Outcome In mediation, the parties are in control. The parties make their own decisions about what is best. The solution is determined by people who will live with the consequences. The mediators do not impose their own views or solutions.

  • Mediation is Voluntary Participants mediate only if they choose to and have the option to stop at any time.

  • Mediation is Confidential Sessions are held in private and mediators will not disclose what is said in a mediation session, except under very rare circumstances. No records are kept of the discussion except the agreement that is reached by the participants.

  • Mediation is Quick and Convenient We can typically schedule mediations within one to two weeks of the initial inquiry at a time and place convenient to you.

  • Mediation is Cost-Effective The cost of mediation (which is generally the cost of the mediator) is typically far less than what you would pay if the matter went to court.

  • Mediation is Non-Adversarial In mediation, parties work together toward a solution that everyone can accept.

  • Mediation is Respectful Mediation fosters respect for differences in beliefs and backgrounds. Mediation helps people to preserve and maintain ongoing relationships.

  • Mediation Works! Even if you have already tried to resolve your dispute and have been unsuccessful, try mediation. It has helped many others in resolving seemingly intractable disputes