The mediation process can vary slightly depending on the type of dispute that is involved. When both parties have decided to proceed voluntarily, an agreement to mediate is signed. Once an appointment has been arranged, the mediator will meet with the parties together and/or separately. This is done over the course of a couple of sessions or a number of sessions over several days or weeks.
Mediation is confidential and any information given to the mediator cannot be passed on to anyone else unless prior consent by the parties is given.
It is important to state that mediation is a voluntary process and the parties involved or the mediator can terminate the process at any time.
Fees are paid per session for family and separating couples and are paid on a per day/hour with other types of mediation. Fees are usually divided equally between the parties unless other arrangements have been made by the clients.