Rules of Mediation

At the start of the mediation, the mediator will briefly lay out the rules under which the mediation will be conducted. These include:

  • the mediator is impartial and cannot give any legal/financial advice
  • all discussions are to be conducted in a respectful manner
  • everything that is said by either party (or anyone accompanying the party) or by the mediator is confidential
  • while the aim of the mediation is to attempt to reach a settlement between the parties, this will only happen if both parties freely agree
  • if a settlement is reached, a Terms of Settlement document may be drawn up and signed by both parties before they leave the mediation or an agreement may be drafted by their respective lawyers based on agreement reached in the mediation
  • the mediator controls the conduct of the mediation and can stop the mediation at any time
  • either party may withdraw from the mediation at any time, in which case the mediation is terminated.

Areas of Mediation

The Mediation Process

Parenting Family Dispute Resolution

Property Family Dispute Resolution

During the Mediation

About the mediator – Daan Spijer