Mediation/Arbitration is a process in which a neutral professional first attempts to assist the parties in the resolution of their dispute through mediation. If the dispute is not resolved, the Mediator assumes the role of Arbitrator and has the authority to making a binding decision. This decision or award becomes as enforceable as a Court Order.
Combining mediation and arbitration offers parents a time efficient and cost effective process for resolving disputes.
Combining mediation and arbitration offers parents a time efficient and cost effective process for resolving disputes. What is attractive to parents is the opportunity to first attempt settlement on their own, and to be able to narrow the issues, should they be unable to come to full resolution. Parents have suggested as well that they like the fact that the professional who ultimately makes the decision knows them and has a good understanding of issues related to the children.