Family Mediation

Domestic Relations Mediation &  Arbitration

Domestic relations mediation is when a neutral third party is involved to help negotiate family disputes regarding the rights and duties of husband, wife, parent, or child especially in matters affecting the support, custody, and welfare of children.

Child-Related Matters

Mediation and negotiations for matters regarding:

  • Child Custody 

  • Child Support

  • Visitation

  • Parent-Child Disputes

  • Family Disputes

  • Paternity Matters

 
 

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How a Mediator Can 

Co-Parents Benefit from Mediation:

Child centered mediation provides co-parents an opportunity to establish or modify their child custody, support, and visitation terms in a comfortable environment. Discussions and negotiations are 100% confidential, meaning nothing will be on court record or available to the public. The co-parents will be guided through the mediation process by their mediator, who is specifically trained in these types of matters. 

Co-parents will determine the terms of their new agreement. The mediator will guide the parties to maintain progress in the discussions, control and minimize confrontational remarks, and give feedback when asked.  No parent is right or wrong in this process, and the mediator is not there to take sides. The primary goal of the mediator is to assist the parties to make the decisions that are right for their family. 

At the end of mediation, the mediator will review the agreed terms made by the parties and incorporate the terms into a contract for the parties to sign. If the co-parents choose (or if the court orders mediation), then they may submit the Settlement Agreement to the court to potentially be adopted as the Child Custody, Support, and Visitation Order. 

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Child Custody, Support, & Visitation

10 Tips to Be Successful Co-Parents

 

1.  Make your child's happiness and well-being your number one joint goal. 

2. Treat the other parent in "a business-like manner." 

3.  Treat your child as a child, not as an adult confidant, messenger, or spy. 

4. Encourage your child's relationship with the other parent. 

5. Communicate directly with the other parent. 

6. Make visitation exchanges pleasant and happy (for the child's benefit). 

7.  Take a parenting class. 

8. Pay your child support on time. 

9. Be patient and flexible. 

10. Go to counseling any time you need it. 

"From Parent Wars to Co-Parenting," published by the Arkansas Bar Association

Read more from this publication here.

 
 

Family Mediation

Mediation and negotiations for matters regarding: 

  • Parent-Child Conferences

  • Re-negotiation of Visitation Terms 

  • Family Disputes

  • Co-Parenting Plans 

  • Family Focused Communication Sessions

  • Guardianship (minor or adult)

  • Adoption Matters

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Prenuptial Agreement

Mediation and negotiations for matters regarding:

  • Finances

  • Rights and Ownership of Assets

  • Property Rights and Ownership

  • Inheritance

  • Health Care Decisions 

  • Marital Expectations, etc.

  • Interest and Ownership in Your Business

  • Retirement Accounts

 
 

Couples Mediation

Mediation and negotiations for matters regarding:​

  • "Make-It-Or-Break-It" Relationship Analysis

Couples who are considering separation or divorce, can determine the pros and cons, understand why and how they reached the current status, and make a more informed decision after attending mediation.  

 

Divorce & Property Distribution

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Mediation and negotiations for matters regarding: 

  • Divorce Terms

  • Property Distribution 

  • Child-Related Matters  (if applicable)

  • Division of Assets

 

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