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What People Say

Quotes From the Sixth Judicial District Family Mediation Program

“We were able to talk about things.”

-Person who mediated

“Mediation should occur earlier, when people still want to resolve things and before the anger starts to accumulate.”

-Attorney

“We explored different options in a calm, neutral environment.”

-Person who mediated

“Everything--even things we hadn’t thought of--was brought out in the open, discussed, and resolved.”

-Person who mediated

“It made us as parents take responsibility for our child and make decisions based on what really is in his interest.”

-Person who mediated

“People like to control their own destiny and they like to participate in the process.”

-Attorney

“Prompt result with less cost.”

-Attorney

“Our decision, rather than a court’s decision.”

-Person who mediated

“Getting difficult cases settled without the uncertainty and cost of litigation.”

-Attorney

“It forces parties to think about working things out. That is a big psychological step.”

-Judge

“There have been instances when an attorney has sent client with 'bottom line' demands that make mediation life very difficult. You can tell, on the other hand, those who have been properly prepared by discussing a range of solutions and likely alternative outcomes.”

-Mediator

“Many attorneys do not believe it works. Not surprisingly, their clients do not meaningfully participate. Mediation should occur earlier, when people still want to resolve things and before the anger starts to accumulate.”

-Attorney

“It’s enhanced their communication with each other, given them a measure of control over their divorce, and allowed them to move the dissolution process along at a faster pace than would normally be the case.”

-Mediator

“Helps to set rules for future discussions between them.”

-Attorney

Mediation: It's your solution.