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A SAFE SPACE TO ADDRESS CONFLICTS
Mediation is a way of reducing your relational tensions and dealing with conflict within the couple or the family, thanks to a specifically-trained professional who takes no sides and is bound by confidentiality.
Mediation is not therapy.
Mediation provides solutions for anyone who is in crisis or in conflict with those around them.
The mediator helps you put words to your problems and encourages listening to each other in an environment where everyone can express themselves freely.
The mediator guides your exchanges in order to find satisfactory solutions that meet the needs of both parties, whether emotional, affective or material.
Mediation is based on the voluntary participation of each participant. It allows the conflict to be overcome and a dialogue to be re-established in a spirit of respect and responsibility. Mediation also allows for the joint search for solutions that allow each person to find their place within the family.
In the context of a separation or divorce, the mediator helps you find common ground. Concerned with preserving the links between people, mediation allows the development of a healthy co-parenting.
Why having a family consultation ?
Family is a system.
What is discussed in mediation?
Any question concerning the family in the strict or extended sense, such as...
"I don't share / no longer share my spouse's views
and don't know how to make him/her understand my point of view."
"My husband / wife and I can no longer speak to each other without shouting,
and don't know how to restore constructive exchanges."
"I don't know how to make myself heard in my family anymore."
"Who will stay in our house after our separation?"
"How to divide the estate?"
"Who will have parental authority?"
"Where will the children live after our separation?"
"What to do if one of us decides to return to Europe with the children?"
"I think it is unfair how my spouse sees the split of our financial assets."
"My teenage daughter no longer speaks to me."
"My husband / wife is sick, I would like him/her to be treated, what can I say?"
"I don't understand my teenage son who shuts down or gets angry whenever I want to talk to him."
"I no longer have a relationship with my father because of a long-standing disagreement
and I would like to reconnect with him."
"I have inherited a family home. My siblings want to sell it but I'm against it."
"My parents refuse to be placed in a nursing home, I can't take care of them anymore
and I don't know how to tell them".
How does the mediation process take place?
The first stage starts with a preliminary individual or joint interview with the aim of identifying the needs and interests of the participants and preparing for the subsequent sessions. The second stage is directed towards the confrontation of points of view and the joint construction of solutions.
I am afraid of finding myself in a situation where the mediator takes sides with the other party. How can I avoid this?
Mediators are impartial, neutral and independent from participants.
How many sessions are needed?
It usually takes between 3 and 10 sessions, depending on the complexity of the topic and the engagement of participants.
I am separating from my spouse. Is it possible to talk only about the division of custody of our children?
Yes, the mediator will assist you with any specific needs.
Can the mediator give me information on legal matters?
No. The mediator can't give legal information and can't be held responsible for the decisions taken by participants.