Mediation can help families experiencing conflict who are willing to work through issues together. Estate and Trust, Elder/Senior Care, Step Families, Guardianship/Special Needs, Family Business – conflicts in any of the areas can be addressed successfully through a family mediation that includes the following elements:
5 Elements of a Successful Family Mediation
Voluntary – Everyone is willing to participate and work through issues together. Everyone has a voice.
Confidential and Neutral –Mediation provides a neutral, confidential and safe space for individuals to identify what’s important to them and share perspectives.
Trained, Professional Mediator – Skilled and experienced professional familiar with the complexities of family dynamics as well as the issues at hand. Able to facilitate the exchange of information and the family’s movement toward agreement.
Consensus-Building – The process respects everyone’s perspectives and strives to achieve solutions acceptable to all participants.
Strengthens Family Ties – Mediation is an opportunity to resolve differences without destroying family ties. Family members emerge from the process armed with new tools in communication, perspective-taking and problem-solving.
At the Centre for Mediation & Dispute Resolution, we help families navigate safely the important conversations they want and need to have. We encourage families to be proactive and work through issues together before a crisis occurs. Contact us to learn more.