Is Mediation right for me? Mediation is the Golden Key.
Think about the following questions and if you answer yes to even one question read on to see if mediation may be right for you.
Are you feeling stuck?
Has communication completely broken down?
Are you considering a divorce?
Are you experiencing conflict in the workplace?
Are you considering moving from your home due to a neighbourhood dispute?
Are you considering seeking legal advice?
Are you thinking of initiating arbitration or court proceedings?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, mediation may be the right choice for you.
Conflict and Dispute Resolution.
Conflict and disputes can have a significant impact on your quality of life and there may be issues which you have not been able to work your way through with any success despite your best efforts.
Conflict is so hard to navigate, it can be such a difficult period of revolving cycles of lows, arguments, unhappiness and hopelessness, there may seem like nothing will change. You know you want things to be different but you just cannot figure out how. Even if you think you are ready to explore a way forward, is the other person in the right place to consider this a realistic option?
Attempts to resolve conflict alone or with the other person have been utterly unsuccessful and you can see no way out of the situation which you cannot cope with anymore. There are some situations in which you need the support from a third party to work through conflict that appears to be unending.
You maybe exploring and researching whether mediation is worth exploring as a viable next step.
The Mediation Process.
Mediation can seem like a daunting and frightening idea. Sharing the private details of your life with a complete stranger. Having to face the person who may be causing you so much unhappiness and discord.
Mediation is the process of having an experienced mediator, a neutral third party with the skills to support and guide you through to a positive outcome. The process is completely voluntary and can help you to explore solutions which are best for you.
Each individual will attend a session to explore whether mediation is even suitable for you and your situation and to fully explore the reasons behind you seeking to attend mediation in the first place. The opportunity to really be heard and to find out what you want and explore how that might be achieved.
Mediation when successful can be completed several sessions, will support you to come up with a clear agreement at the end which parties will sign up to and have a copy to take away. The solutions are realistic and there is a commitment from the individuals to adhere to the solutions developed through the course of the sessions.
To mediate or not to mediate that is the question...
There are many benefits of mediation, the financial element, to reduce stress, to have control over your future and to resolve the conflict.
Would you leave your future in the hands of a stranger? This is, in essence what you are doing when you decide to go via the court process. You are saying, we cannot make a decision so you need to decide for us.
What you need to ask yourself is :-
1. Is this the best option for me?
2. What is the worst case scenario in court?
3. Is a good day in court going to be as good as you hoped?
Mediation supports you to have that dialogue via a structured process. Our mediators help you by managing the process.
The Choice is YOURS.
If working through issues using the mediation process is unsuccessful you may feel that you need to explore another option.
Mediation is absolutely worth a try before potentially proceeding into a costly and lengthy process in court where the options maybe imposed upon you by a judge with you having little or no say in how the proceedings turn out.
What do you have to lose?
What do you have to gain?