Mediate and Resolve…

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict…Dorothy Thompson, American Journalist

Actively engaging life, working with others, entering relationships involves conflict, tension, and stress. The secret is not living without conflict, but living fully with skills to reduce tension, find solutions, and transform painful and unproductive conflict into creative energy for learning, problem-solving, and sustaining meaningful relationships. Mediation and dispute resolution services helps couples, families and work partnerships come to a better understanding of each other’s point of view in order to make durable agreements for a better tomorrow. Here are a few cornerstones of facilitative mediation:
  • Mediation is voluntary and confidential.
  • Client-centered mediation focuses on the unique needs of the participants and their situation and is tailored to meet those unique needs and achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Participants make the decisions—not the mediator.
  • If you intend to file your mediation agreements with the court, I strongly urge participants to review agreements with an attorney before signing and submitting them to court.