As an accredited NABFAM and SAAM mediator I follow the court annex rules with regards to family mediation. As such my role of the mediator is to facilitate negotiation with regards to parenting rights and responsibilities. The mediator is a neutral third party who has no personal interest in the outcome of the mediation.
The aim of the mediation process is to address the needs of the child post-divorce or separation between parents/parties. To this end, a written mediated Parenting Plan Agreement will be presented once both parties are satisfied with the outcome.
At the end of the mediation process the following documentation will be drafted:
- The Parenting Plan Agreement is the agreement drafted once mutual consensus has been reached during mediation. As well as relevant court documentation in order to be made an order of the Court.
- The Parenting Plan Agreement addresses all issues pertaining to residence; visitation; holidays; education; medical; third parties; religion, etc
- Legally required supporting documentation to submit the Parenting Plan Agreement supplied by the mediator.
- Maintenance calculation and relevant supporting court documentation to submit to the Court.
- Divorce Memorandum of Understanding which may then be given to an attorney of the couple’s choice to transcribe and to be submitted by the attorney. Alternatively, a Divorce Agreement may be drafted and the couple is guided on how to submit the divorce application themselves.
- Parenting Calendar indicating shared parental time, including holidays and special dates.