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Family Mediator in Palm Beach, Florida

Family mediation is a member of the ADR or alternative dispute resolution family. It forms one of the core pillars of mediation services provided globally.

Historically, it is not clear geographically where family mediation first evolved. However, family mediation has been present in various forms in various cultures world-wide for thousands of years.

The system is focused on providing a dispute resolution mechanism to families who are in dispute. Divorce mediation forms part of the family mediation tree of services.

Modern day family mediation is divided into two main fields namely mediation and comediation. In the former of the two fields a single mediator works with the family in dispute. In the latter of the two fields, two or more mediators work with a family in dispute. Mediations are completed by the use of either joint or single caucuses. In single caucuses the mediator/s caucus one party at a time. In joint caucuses the mediator/s work with all sides to the dispute present in the same session. The majority of family disputes have two sides however in family disputes between siblings it is not uncommon for several parties to be involved.

Clyde Barrow CRS Conflict Resolution Specialist serves the mediation needs of clients in Palm Beach County, Broward County, Dade County, and throughout the state of Florida.

Effective Mediation Strategies

The Process

Family mediation is based on the same principles that apply in mediation generally;

  • Voluntariness

  • Transparency

  • Mutual Respect

Family mediation is non-confrontational in nature and progressive. It encourages parties to focus on the future and problem-solving strategies rather than the problems of the past. The process is also "child centered" whereby the parties are encouraged to make special provision for the needs of children where the subject parties of such mediations have childcare related issues.

Trust an experienced mediator for help. Clyde Barrow represents clients in Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and the entire state of Florida.