How mediation works

How does mediation work?

In a mediation, you control the outcome.

Mediators have no authority to impose decisions. Our role is to help you identify and understand the relevant issues and the areas of agreement and disagreement.

We help you concentrate on the present and future rather than on the past. Together all of us search for reasonable solutions. In our first meeting, I will describe the process so that we can mutually determine if mediation is the right choice for you. The result of a successful mediation is a “memorandum of understanding,” which records all the decisions you make.

Your own attorney will review the memorandum to assure that your interests are protected. One reviewing attorney prepares and processes your final, legally binding agreement.

The benefits of mediation.