As a process, family mediation is appropriate for parents who are on good terms with each other, as well as for those in conflict. Where there are imbalances of power between parents, it is the role of the mediator as an impartial third person to provide an environment in which parties can effectively communicate his or her interests and concerns. As an additional measure, the mediation can be conducted via Shuttle Mediation (from two separate rooms).
However, family law mediation is not appropriate for every case in family law. As an alternative dispute resolution process, it may not be appropriate in certain circumstances, and it is for the mediator to undertake such assessment about appropriateness by conducting intakes with each party separately.
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