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Family Mediation Services
Solutions in parenting has a deep commitment to providing a full range of comprehensive assistance to families. As a result, we have developed a highly effective, solution-based approach to helping families resolve even their toughest conflicts.
Solutions in Parenting’s Family Mediation Services provide families the opportunity to find solutions to meet everyone’s needs, from negotiating a contract between parents and their adolescents to mediating a divorce.
Family Mediation Services may include:
• Co-parenting agreements for married as well as unmarried partners
• Blended family agreements
• Child custody agreements
• Explaining divorce and separation to children
• Spousal and child support
• Marriage settlement agreement revisions, where negotiable
• Parenting plans
• Parenting plan revisions based on changing life events
• Inter-generational family dispute resolutions
• Adult sibling reconciliations
• Elder care responsibilities and familial agreements
• Neighbor disputes
• Parent-adolescent agreements
• Family agreements regarding discipline, technology, school, chores, driving, grades, etc.
approach mediation in the same manner we approach family education
and consultation. We use our Bond-Strengthening® Philosophy coupled
with Mediation training and experience to promote emotionally
healthy verbal skills, alternative conflict resolution skills and
solution-based communication to direct the mediation process. We use
a theoretical framework to help our clients understand mediation and
learn skills to apply in the future. We incorporate our training in
marriage and family psychotherapy to provide expert and cutting-edge
information regarding relational dynamics, child and adolescent
development and human behavior. We consider mediation to be the
first step to a healthier and more positive future.
There are four main principles for mediation:
1. Mediation is voluntary. Although the Courts may expect you to have attempted mediation before starting Court proceedings, each participant is treated with respect and is encouraged to feel comfortable and empowered throughout the whole process.
2. Mediators are impartial and will not express a personal opinion or unfairly direct the process to benefit one or the other participants. They will, however, provide substantial information and guidance when necessary.
3. Mediation is confidential and all mutual agreements will be written up as a confidential summary and cannot be referred to in Court proceedings.
decision-making is up to you. You are treated as the experts in
dealing with what is best for your children, how you divide your
finances and what you decide for your future.
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