Conflict Resolution: Mediation
Many conflicts are of a personal or family nature and may remain relatively private but can greatly affect the quality of marriage and family life as well as one's personal life experiences. Many family conflicts are over such things as how money is spent, child rearing issues, infidelity, and other boundary issues. These issues seem to lead to marital breakdown more than any others.
We are here to help! We provide a safe, secure, and comfortable place for people to come together to resolve issues of conflict. Whether it be a family issue or a civil issue, we will provide you with an opportunity to resolve the conflict outside of a courtroom and legal system.
Many people ask what are conflict resolution and mediation and can they help me? Mediation (Conflict Resolution) is simply a process of resolving disputes where another person or persons help to clarify issues and negotiate a mutually agreed upon solution or settlement. The process is a voluntary experience on the part of all parties and everyone is free to withdraw from the process at any time. Mediation is most effective under these conditions: Where there is a strong emotional element involved in the conflict, when the parties to the conflict know each other, and when it is important that the parties maintain a relationship. The parties doubt their ability to resolve their conflict by themselves or when many people are directly or indirectly affected by the conflict.
Conflict tends to generate misunderstanding and distrust on all parties to the conflict. People may feel cheated, misunderstood, or that there is a inequity in their situation that they cannot overcome by themselves. Sometimes these feelings can diminish simply by sitting down face-to-face with each other discussing their matter civilly with a mediator.