Typically, we think of mediation as a process to help people in conflict. In addition, mediation can be used to help parties negotiating a transaction or wanting to prevent a destructive family or business conflict. Preventative Mediation can be used as follows:
1. To create a pre-marital or pre-nuptial agreement, also known as a Marriage Charter. A mediator can guide a couple's negotiations so that they can evaluate their expectations, consider a wide variety of options, and make choices about how they want their marriage to look.
2. To create an estate plan. Often, in both traditional and blended families, there is a lack of clarity regarding the path a family should take to distribute its resources. A mediator can guide a family’s negotiations so that an estate plan, that takes into account each person’s wants and needs, can be created.
3. To create a business partner’s agreement, also known as a Partnership Accord. A mediator can guide the negotiations of potential business partners so that they can evaluate their expectations, consider a wide variety of options, and make choices about how they will operate their business.
4. To create a family agreement, also known as a Family Pact. A mediator can guide the negotiations of family members seeking resolution with a wide variety of family issues such as curfews and budgets.
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