Understanding what mediation is as a process, and finding the right family mediator, are critical elements to developing smart and long lasting parenting and financial agreements that are predicated on informed, thoughtful decision making. A good family mediator will discuss what your goals are for the process, what is important to each of you and will help you to craft a plan that addresses those goals and intentions. This is important to understand, as all family mediators are not created equal!
Our guest, Cara Raich, explores the specifics of mediation in this episode of The Smart Divorce, with Deborah Moskovitch and Steve Peck. Cara is a family mediator and family lawyer who specializes in helping people find non-adversarial resolutions to conflict. She mediates a wide range of cases including divorce, family conflicts, and organizational and civil disputes.
Cara is dedicated to helping her clients avoid the challenges and acrimony that frequently accompany adversarial proceedings. She does this by enabling her clients to come to realistic and informed agreements that work for them and their families. Cara believes that separation and divorce are family matters with a legal element, not a lawsuit that happens to be about a family.
To understand how these goals are accomplished in a fair and reasonable manner – and gain perspectives on alternative ways to view mediation and settlement we discuss:
- What does neutrality really mean?
- What are the process choices that people have when contemplating divorce?
- How do we as a society view divorce?
- What is a successful divorce?
- What is the role the law will play in your divorce? Is the law relevant, determinative or something in between?
This interview will surely help you understand the many aspects of mediation.
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