Confidential – Family Mediation is outside of the court process and only the final agreement is filed publicly.
Client-Centered – The relevant parties, not a judge or attorneys, make the decisions and maintain control over outcomes.
Non-Adversarial – The philosophy of Mediation is not focused on winning/losing, rather the objective is for both parties to reach mutually agreeable decisions.
Efficient – Since the parties communicate and make decisions face-to-face, the process is often faster than other methods of dispute resolution such as litigation.
Economical – Agreements are often reached more efficiently than in a more adversarial model, as typically only one professional is involved and it is the parties making the
Voluntary – Either party can terminate the process at any time.