The mediation process is often an excellent way for parents to work through disagreements and agree on crucial issues related to child access. In mediation, both parties in the dispute present their arguments and counterarguments without interruption from the mediator or each other. This article will explore mediation for child access in detail, including three points you must know before entering this process.
Point one: Mediation can be cheaper than going to court. The cost of mediation varies depending on what type of mediation you choose (e.g., private mediation vs. family law mediation), but it is generally much lower than the cost of going to court, which could easily be $5,000 or more per party if not higher.
Point two: Mediation is confidential. You can share the mediation room with a stranger. Still, you cannot talk about what happened in mediation outside of mediation.
Point three: Mediators are not judges and do not issue rulings that the parties must follow, which means mediation can be a more amenable process for couples who want to work together to find solutions on their terms. These three points should help you understand mediation for child access better before entering this process or if you’re considering mediation as an option.
Mediation for child access can be a more amenable process for couples who want to work together.