Mediation is a healthy way to resolve disputes and agree on terms, as depicted in this video featuring a mock divorce. There are no lawyers involved, so one can be sure there are no hidden agendas or ulterior motives. The divorce mediator focuses solely on one’s individual needs, the needs of the family, and how to make this transition as smooth as possible.
Mediation addresses issues like division of property, child support and custody, visitation schedules, alimony payments and spousal support payments.
It also discusses personal matters like vacation plans for the kids and who has possession of the family pets.
There is no topic too small or too big for mediation to tackle. The session begins by creating a list of all the things that are important to the parties in this divorce settlement and both parties benefit from an amicable resolution that satisfies everyone’s priorities.
All that is required of both parties is respect, punctuality and abstinence from raising voices. It is paramount that the divorce mediator sets the ground rules and acts with civility and care.