Rules Of Mediation

It’s important for everyone who attends mediation to understand and follow the rules. This will help our mediators to facilitate the process. Contact us for more information

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The parents come across a lot of complications when they decide to separate especially when there are strong and valid reasons why they should. The problems that arise from the situation must be handled properly so that the life of any children is made secure. Only when following the correct procedure of mediation, will it be made sure that there are no lingering disputes between the parents and the future of the child is secure through accurate decision-making. Many people are not aware of the process of mediation and try to handle these situations alone. Separating is a complicated process in which many disputes can occur from the situation and to avoid this rules and regulations are required. Parents have to take an interest in the life of the child and they have to contribute their money and time so that the child gets proper financial and moral support which will help them in their future. Parents must be able to maintain a proper balance between their work life and home life along with considering the life of the child and their importance. 

The time that is taken in the process of mediation is the choice of the parents themselves as they can choose the mediator for some decisions and take some decisions by themselves. The mediator will help you in almost every situation as there are many questions that arise and these can be answered immediately by an experienced person.

Rhino Family Mediation And Some Ground Rules In The Process

Some rules are very important when the process of mediation. These must be followed to avoid the disputes among the parents and the parties involved in separation. Any delay in decision-making due to disputes will always affect the life of the child and this must be avoided. It is the duty of the mediator to assist the parents to develop the ground rules in the process of mediation and these are as follows:

  • There must be no interruptions while the parents are presenting their own opinion into the matter which will avoid any fight and the clarity of information will be obtained.
  • The parents must call each other by their names without using the words ‘he’ or ‘she’.
  • The process of blaming and attacking the other party must not be done and this will avoid fighting. There must be no putting down of each other by commenting on each other’s personal lives.
  • The priority must be the life of the child because they are the one who is affected the most by the separation. Parents must take interest in the life of the child and this must reflect in their decision-making.
  • They must listen to each other with due respect and clearly express their opinions.
  • All the perspectives must be taken into consideration and due sincerity must be provided to the speaker at any point of time whether it is a parent or the mediator.
  • Any unproductive argument must be avoided and any resolution to disputes must agree upon a mutual consent after the end of the process.
  • All the legal formalities must be fulfilled by the parents as well as the mediators on behalf of the parents.
  • The parents can point out the mediator if they think that they are being biased at any point in time. If something is not working correctly they can point it out to the mediator.
  • If any of the people in the room who are discussing the matter need a break they must communicate it immediately.
  • The focus of discussion must be for the long term in the future and not for the past.

The above rules are to be maintained by the mediator as well as the parents and all the parties who are involved in the discussion of decision-making. Following these rules will make the conversation more effective and accurate decisions will be taken out.

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