Family Mediation

Posted by Erin Birt | Aug 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Mediation is a wonderful alternative to courtroom litigation. The parties of a dispute control the decision-making process with the assistance of a neutral party (the mediator). This post will focus on what is Family Mediation.

Family Mediation: No Court

The mediator is not a judge and will not decide the outcome, rather the mediator  facilitates communication and ensures all parties respect boundaries and ground rules. Mediation allows the parties to openly discuss their concerns and possible solutions without being limited by what is “relevant” to a court of law. Mediation is often used for contract disputes or custody and visitation issues, etc.

Family Mediation: Helps Marriages too

People don't realize it, but  it can be used for married couples too.  It can help couples communicate and work through their issues instead of filing for divorce.  Often mediation costs much less than traditional litigation.  If you are looking for a mediator in your area, contact us today as we focus on all aspects of Family Mediation.

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About the Author

Erin Birt

Since 2003, Erin N. Birt, J.D., CADC has focused her practice on parenting time, divorce, mediation, and substance abuse issues. Ms. Birt's unique background in both family law and addictions counseling help her clients successfully navigate the complex issues of coparenting and divorce. Ms. Birt also devotes her time to presenting at continuing education seminars for attorneys, mediators, and counselors.


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