For acute conflict resolution within a family, mediation style family meetings is an option. Family mediation generally begins with a public meeting where each person has an equal turn to talk to explain the situation from their point of view. Then each person has an opportunity to meet privately with the mediator to further clarify what they need in order to resolve the conflict. Finally, the family comes together to negotiate a resolution. When people come together with the goal to resolve the conflict, have the opportunity to have their say and ask for what they want, and what they can offer, the trained mediator can help them build an agreement they can all live with.
Couples who have decided to break-up their marriage and want to do so in an amicable way can benefit from Divorce Mediation. Individuals are encouraged to identify and articulate their individual needs and then look for ways to move forward that incorporates both parties needs. If their are children in the family, an agreement that prioritizes what is in the best interest of the children is paramount. The goal of Divorce Mediation is to build a written agreement that each party will present to their legal adviser to finalize for presentation to the courts for approval.