MEDIATION IN FAMILY LAW, DIVORCE, CUSTODY
Attorney Tricia Dwyer is rated 'Superb' year after year
I plan to write details on the subject of MEDIATION IN FAMILY LAW in future posts (written on 11.14.22).
REAL MEDIATION/TRANSFORMATIVE MEDIATION BASIC PRINCIPLES (Master Teacher Dan Simon of St. Paul, MN):
I (the mediator) listen; I do not interrupt.
I reflect back exactly what each said-no filtering but do take out hate, rage. Point: Each person hears themself, what they each said-the feeling is all is very real.
I summarize, in order of what was discussed.
I avoid asking any questions through the process.
If I/we see a fork in the road, I may say, "What do you want to do?".
"If you want, what would you like to talk about next?".
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