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Understanding Family Mediation

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Mediation is a positive form of alternative dispute resolution that can be implemented with a variety of law issues outside the courtroom. In family law, mediation can resolve disputes between relatives through collaboration, enabling the parties to come to an agreement without resorting to costly, formal, and lengthy legal proceedings through arbitration or in the courts.

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Understanding Family Mediation

  1. 1. By Jeff Weissman, Attorney at Law
  2. 2.  Mediation is a positive form of alternative dispute resolution that can be implemented with a variety of law issues outside the courtroom. In family law, mediation can resolve disputes between relatives through collaboration, enabling the parties to come to an agreement without resorting to costly, formal, and lengthy legal proceedings through arbitration or in the courts. While commonly associated with separation and divorce, family mediation is also used by married couples, domestic partners, and individuals who share parenting duties of one or more children.
  3. 3.  Mediation is also used to find a solution to financial disputes between family members who may own a business together. In addition, mediation is used to help a family determine a course of action for elderly parents who may require caregiving. In the event of a dispute between individuals in a probate or estate issue, mediation can help parties find a workable solution. About the Author: Jeff Weissman is an attorney with Gladstone & Weissman, PA, in South Florida, a marital and family law practice.

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