PRIVATE PARTY MEDIATION
Private Party mediation is when parties work privately with a mediator either through their own initiative, through a court order, or pursuant to a mediation clause in a contract.
Mediation for your Partner & Marriage Conflicts
Family mediation is a voluntary process by which couples in dispute, going through separation or divorce, are helped to deal with arrangements for their future.
Whereas the courts may pass judgments unfavorable to both parties, mediation allows the parties to come to an agreement while saving costs and protecting your children and your assets.
Whereas the courts are not interested in emotions, mediation allows parties to openly express themselves and allows for the space to discuss issues that may not have a monetary value.
Many couples prefer to mediate their own private arrangements with the assistance of a family mediator rather than put their decisions in the hands of the courts. By making this choice, couples are helped to communicate better and to minimize conflict whilst ensuring that future arrangements are tailor-made to suit the needs of their own particular family. Couples can discuss parenting issues and finances together in the presence of a trained and impartial mediator who can help them consider all the available options.
Our role is to assist parties in working together to discuss issues, specifically addressing all needs and concerns, offer and facilitate creative solutions, and facilitate an agreement.
Partner & Marriage Mediation Services Offered
- Premarital Mediation for heterosexual couples, same sex couples, religious couples
- Pre-Nuptial Agreements (Including Jewish Get or Gittin and incorporate Beit Din)
- Parenting Plan Mediation
- Separation Agreements
- Pre-filing Settlement agreements
- Divorce Mediation
- Religious Agreements, such as a Jewish Get or Gittin (will work with Bais Din)
- Child Custody Agreements
- Spousal Support Agreements
- Property settlements
- Special agreements relating to grandparents rights/visitation, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.
- Post Divorce Mediation
- Modification of Mediated Issues Mediation
- Same Sex Couple Agreements
Inter and Intra-Generational Mediation
Family mediation is a voluntary process by which family members in dispute relating to major life transitions (sibling conflicts relating to a will or trust, putting an adult parent into a nursing home, dealing with issues of loss and grief) work with a trained mediator to communicate needs and concerns and attempt to restore personal peace as well as family harmony.
Families prefer this type of mediation rather than putting their decisions in the hands of the court because families are complex and have long histories amongst members that are subtle and change over time. A court is ill-equipped to deal with issues such as restoration of family harmony. Our mediators provide a nurturing and safe space for families to air their “dirty laundry” under a veil of confidentiality.
Sibling, Elder & Family Mediation Services Offered
- Retirement Disputes
- Elder Care Agreements
- Estate Planning Conflicts
- Will contests
- Disputes over administration of estates
- Disputes over trust administration including disputes about the respective rights of principal and income beneficiaries
- Nursing Home/Assisted living Neighbor Disputes
- Conservatorship disputes
- Guardianship disputes
The Mediation Company also provides the following services if you are having a difficult time having a conversation but continue to work towards keeping the relationship together. These services are best utilized when you need assistance having a difficult converastion wtih someone, such as a boss, a co-worker, business meeting in family owned business, or former spouse. We facilliate coaching you through the would be conflict before it happens to empower you to make the conversation less volatile and more productive. We can also provide communication counseling whereby both parties sit with the mediator and the mediator counsels and coaches clients into better communication through a variety of techniques such as role play, written exercises, homework, and teaching active listening skills.
- Conflict Coaching
- Communication Counseling
This type of mediation involves more than two parties and the mediator. This mediation can have as many as 50 people involved and yet it is still considered a mediation so long as there is a conflict and people are seeking resolution. The mediator in this instance is usually working with a community, neighborhood, organization, or institution.
The Mediation Company is dedicated to educating, teaching, and training people through using mediation skills to more effectively resolve conflict than traditional forms of conflict resolution. We offer several types of assistance in the business arena.
Customized Training for the Workplace
Creativity in meeting new and unforeseen challenges is necessary to keep an enterprise on a path of sustainable growth. Successful business development often requires a multi-disciplinary approach beyond just "a sale to a customer." Internal conflicts and disputes are disruptive and impede business growth. Small to medium size companies often do not establish procedures for conflict resolution. Is your HR department failing to reducing internal conflict ? Are executive management personalites clashing over big projects? The overall result? Decreased productivity and therefore decreased profits.
We research, identify, analyze, and report on conflicts within the business and holes in the conflict resolution processes. We listen to your business need, and utilize our research to educate, train, and implement new conflict resolution processes. This translates into customized workshops aimed at building conflict resolution processes into your business.
Business Mediation and Brainstorming
There are times in the life of a business that conflicts arise that seem possible to pull the company apart. Such things may be a discrimination lawsuit, the breach of a vendor on a main contract, or the development in the marketplace away from business marketshare. During turbulent times, it's essential that the powerful heads of companies work together to unify their efforts in dealing with the hurdle and not with conflict within. If a business is being threatened by internal conflicts, we can work in an informal mediation setting to facilliatate the movement of conversation on big issues.