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What is the purpose of a mediator and mediation?

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Asked by BluDog at 10:31 AM on Nov. 21, 2010 in Relationships

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  • for a divorce and child custody
    it can settle things out of court, saves money most likely
    and when things go to court, things get mean
    so if can get settles in mediation, maybe parents of child who are not together can work together for children
    if goes to court and things get heated, sometimes parents end of hating each other more
    and of course that effects the kids

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:35 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Agreed.... It helps you come to an agreement that works for both parties that you probably would not agree on on your own.

    Answer by skittles1108 at 10:37 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • They are an unbiased 3rd party to help you & the other party work thru your disagreements & come to a compromise prior to going to court on this issue. It saves time & court continuances to have things worked out ahead of time. (Take a list of wants, ques, & things you're willing to negotiate, etc. w/ you) Good luck.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 10:38 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • If you're talking about a mediator/mediation in a court case, it's to try and have the two sides come together and decide amicably what to do. Like in a divorce, the two people are better judges of who gets what, or child visitation-set up a schedule that works. Usually you each have an attorney, and there is a mediator who goes between the two of you. Or just the two of you with a mediator helping to make it fair for both. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 10:38 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

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