What is the Role of the Mediator?
The role of a family mediator is to remain impartial and to help you both identify the issues that need to be resolved within mediation.
Once the issues have been identified the next stage of the process is for the mediator to help you explore the options available and to provide you both with the opportunity to put forward your proposals. The mediator will then assist you in checking how practical your proposals really are, assisting you to reach acceptable and workable solutions. It is important to note that the outcome you reach is entirely under your control.
The family mediator does not advise people what to do or give them legal advice or counselling but can give you information about options and legal processes. In some mediation cases the mediator may also consult directly with the children.