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Mediation and arbitration


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Mediation and arbitration

  1. 1. Fundamental Constituents of Family Law
  2. 2. What is Mediation?  A settlement of a dispute/controversy, concerned with matters of divorce.  Involves an unbiased third-party who can give an unbiased opinion on the matter to settle the discord arising in the matters of divorce.
  3. 3. Why Mediate in Divorce Matters?  Settlement through mediation and arbitration allows the parties to come to terms with a divorce agreement together, without the influence of a judge or jury. Besides the process:  Saves time  Looks at the situation with an unbiased perspective  Ensures cost-efficiency in proceedings
  4. 4. Why Mediation is Essential in Matters of Child Custody? When adults with children seek divorce, mediation is a preferred way of settlement because:  It is Non-Adversarial.  It is a decision reached by consent of both parents/parties.  It is an unbiased decision.  The process is ‘blame’ free.  The process takes into account the ‘future’ of  the child in hands of a parent.  The process is focused on reducing conflict and stress for the  divorcing party as well as for their child/children.
  5. 5. What is Arbitration?  Atrial held by an unbiased third party, so as to avoid a court trial.  Is conducted by a single person or a panel of people who are not judges.
  6. 6. How Do Mediation and Arbitration Differ?  During mediation, a neutral party, referred to as the mediator, helps spouses negotiate an agreement.  In arbitration, the arbitrator listens to both sides of the issue and then makes his or her own decision on the settlement without the inclusion of the spouses.
  7. 7. Whom to Consult in Matters of Divorce/ Mediation? In matters of family law, such as in the case of divorce and related concerns including child custody, a family law attorney can act as an expert mediator. A Family Law Attorney:  Is an expert with logical and sentimental knowledge related with divorce matters.  He/she keeps matters confidential and maintains privacy.  He/she can settle disputes and misunderstandings without being biased.