What is Mediation?

Mediation is an effort to settle disputes outside of the courthouse. It offers people an opportunity to negotiate and develop solutions with the help of their attorneys and a neutral mediator. In many cases, it is a good way for families, who know their children better than anyone else, to come up with collaborative resolutions to their cases without the risk of a contested hearing. Costs for mediation are often shared by the parties and may be required in some cases.