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  • Location:
    Hackensack, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Clayton, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Springfield, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Denton, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Arbitration Family Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Family Law Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Menlo Park, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Broomfield, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Family Law Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Family Law Mediation Arbitration Family Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Mediation
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  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Family Law Family Law Mediation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Asheville, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Reston, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Arbitration Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Clayton, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Collaborative Law: Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Denville, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Bloomington, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Mediation Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Salinas, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Plano, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law
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  • Location:
    Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Family Law Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Mediation Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Family Law Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Greenbelt, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Family Law Mediation Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Southlake, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Mediation Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Paramus, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Arbitration Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law
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  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Arbitration Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Skillman, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Arbitration Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Family Law Mediation Appellate Practice
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C. Richard Nail was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

C. Richard Nail

GrayRobinson, P.A.
  • Location:
    Lakeland, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Maplewood, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Potomac, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Vienna, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Family Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Arbitration Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Family Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Family Law Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Plano, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Arbitration Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Garden City, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Arbitration
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Angela M. Scafuri was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Angela M. Scafuri

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Family Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Warren, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Mediation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Collaborative Law: Family Law Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Arbitration Mediation Family Law Mediation
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Megan E. Watson was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Megan E. Watson

Berner Klaw & Watson LLP
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Arbitration Family Law Mediation Family Law Collaborative Law: Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Family Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Family Law Arbitration Family Law Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Family Law Arbitration Family Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Mediation Mediation Litigation - Antitrust Arbitration

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Practice Area Definition

Family Law Mediation Definition

Family law mediation is a voluntary process in which a couple meets with a neutral third party to address and resolve issues. The mediator provides information about the law and legal process, but does not represent or advocate for either party and does not provide legal advice. The mediator assists the couple in exploring options, but cannot make decisions for them. Mediation is a client-centered process to help couples reach out-of-court agreements without the financial and emotional cost of contested court proceedings.

Mediation is common in divorce, but also may be used in areas such as pre- or post-nuptial agreements and paternity matters. Couples with low conflict and reasonably good communication may choose mediation as an efficient way to navigate and resolve family law issues. Couples with more significant conflict or who struggle to communicate effectively may find mediation beneficial as a means of problem-solving, reducing conflict, and breaking impasse. Mediators should encourage and model positive communication-both speaking and listening skills. Mediators can help the parties communicate and negotiate more constructively, efficiently, and productively.

Mediators are usually privately selected and retained by the parties, though courts can order parties to participate in mediation. Mediation can occur with parties who have individually retained lawyers or parties who are self-represented. The parties most commonly communicate with one another directly in the presence of the mediator.

Mediation involves an interest-based approach to negotiations. Mediators should have specialized training in dispute resolution approaches and techniques. Mediators use their skills to help open and improve communication between the parties to assist them in resolving issues. Communications in mediation generally cannot be used against a party if there is subsequent litigation, which encourages open communication in the process. Additional professionals may be involved in mediation, such as financial and mental health experts, to assure informed decision-making and assist in exploring settlement options. The goal of family law mediation is to assist the parties in creating their own agreements to meet both their needs as well as the needs of their children.

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Family law mediation is a voluntary process in which a couple meets with a neutral third party to address and resolve issues. The mediator provides information about the law and legal process, but does not represent or advocate for either party and does not provide legal advice. The mediator assists the couple in exploring options, but cannot make decisions for them. Mediation is a client-centered process to help couples reach out-of-court agreements without the financial and emotional cost of contested court proceedings.

Mediation is common in divorce, but also may be used in areas such as pre- or post-nuptial agreements and paternity matters. Couples with low conflict and reasonably good communication may choose mediation as an efficient way to navigate and resolve family law issues. Couples with more significant conflict or who struggle to communicate effectively may find mediation beneficial as a means of problem-solving, reducing conflict, and breaking impasse. Mediators should encourage and model positive communication-both speaking and listening skills. Mediators can help the parties communicate and negotiate more constructively, efficiently, and productively.

Mediators are usually privately selected and retained by the parties, though courts can order parties to participate in mediation. Mediation can occur with parties who have individually retained lawyers or parties who are self-represented. The parties most commonly communicate with one another directly in the presence of the mediator.

Mediation involves an interest-based approach to negotiations. Mediators should have specialized training in dispute resolution approaches and techniques. Mediators use their skills to help open and improve communication between the parties to assist them in resolving issues. Communications in mediation generally cannot be used against a party if there is subsequent litigation, which encourages open communication in the process. Additional professionals may be involved in mediation, such as financial and mental health experts, to assure informed decision-making and assist in exploring settlement options. The goal of family law mediation is to assist the parties in creating their own agreements to meet both their needs as well as the needs of their children.