The most gratifying part of mediation for us is helping our clients learn how to listen to each other and hopefully understand each other’s point of view. By allowing each person to have a voice throughout this process, they will learn a new way to communicate that will be beneficial to them in the future. Quite often there is a need for one person to ask that one unanswered question of the other and/or discuss the “white elephant in the room”. Mediation is a safe and confidential forum which allows both parties the opportunity to ask those questions and take control of their lives.
If children are in the marriage the parents understand that they will always be in each other’s lives. We work hard to focus the couple on the future as well as what will be the best and least disruptive for their children. We are not afraid to ask difficult questions or address sensitive issues such as drugs, alcohol or other problem areas so that the children are not put in harms way. Mediation can help the couple create conversations, for their children about the many changes they are experiencing now and will be facing in the future.
There are a number of steps that we, at Kathy Jaffe Mediation Services, take to make the process of mediation comfortable for our clients:
We adapt our style of mediation to fit our clients’ needs.
We hold sessions for as many hours as you need, depending on your emotional and financial reserve.
We provide coffee, tea, soda and comfort food.
If an expert is needed, we will make a list of suggested professionals for our clients to reach out to.
We will only give you information, never advice.
We will give you tips on how to save time and money along the way.
We understand the stages of grief and how stressful this process is.
We are passionate about the benefits of mediation and feel truly fortunate that we can offer
The Peaceful Alternative to Litigation