Family mediation can be an effective way to resolve disputes involving children. In mediation for child access, family and friends can sit together in a neutral room and work out a mutually agreeable agreement about the best way to resolve certain children’s issues. The most common type of mediation for child access is called collaborative mediation.
This mediation aims to reach an agreement between all parties about how to solve a dispute that has become too complicated for a family court to deal with. Family mediation is a non-adversarial process that facilitates open communication between parents and their respective children about important issues affecting the welfare of both the children and both parents. Sometimes family court is unable to resolve a matter that requires a court decision. This can occur if there is undue pressure from one side or it is impossible for everyone present in the mediation session to remain sufficiently calm and reasonable to listen to and understand the other person’s perspective.