HELPING MOVE THE CONVERSATION FORWARD
What is a Mediator?
Our Mediators are family relationship experts. Mediators help guide the conversations between you, your family members, and any other party to the conflict/dispute. Mediators do not solve the problems. They help you talk about the essence of a conflict/dispute and think creatively about what can be done to make a plan and move forward.
• Our lead mediator has a MS degree in Human Ecology/Family Systems and a BS degree in Child Development and Family Relations.
• We offer live web-based video conferencing with private break out rooms.
• Our Mediators are not Attorneys. Why add another Attorney to the mix? Either you already have an Attorney or chose not to use one.
• Our A+ Better Business Rating. Great Customer service is at the center of everything we do.
WHY CHOOSE FORWARD MEDIATION?
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT FORWARD MEDIATION
"Video mediation was great. Dad and I are in Texas. We included my brother from AZ and sister from CA with the Assisted Living facility owner. The separate rooms made it easy for us to talk privately without the owner."
"Parents need this. Our Parent Specialist helped us make a
co-parenting plan that works for our kiddos AND us. She listened without judgement and kept our focus on the kiddos. We are going back to talk about co-parenting
"Mediation changed our situation from ugly to over. We were in and out of court ($$$) for months. Now we have an agreement about property, 401k and child support issues. Should have done mediation sooner."
MEDIATION VS LITIGATION
parties both agree on the mediator, day, time and location (in person or live web-based conferencing on ZOOM)
people attending are approved by the parties
discussions are private and contents don’t leave the room
parties create an agreement together that works best for them
parties meet when the court is available, in person, and at the courthouse
general public is allowed to attend, with some exceptions
discussions are open for the public to hear and can be part of the public record
judge makes the decisions for your family