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Mediation Services
 
Positive Communication Systems provides mediation services for families and divorcing couples, as well as employment, workplace and community mediation. Participants in the mediation process may be self-referred or court ordered.
 
Transformative mediation is the mediation technique used. This format allows the participants to determine the course of the mediation including:
  • topics to be covered
  • guidelines for effective communication
  • areas of importance
  • development of a resolution

Transformative mediation is a positive process which allows participants to discuss all aspects of the conflict in confidentiality and minimizes the adversarial nature of traditional litigation. This form of mediation is very effective for relationships that will be ongoing, such as family, divorce, workplace and community conflict. The goal of transformative mediation is to allow the parties to develop their own conflict resolution styles and to recognize their ability to resolve problems. The agreements reached through the mediation process will be developed by the parties. The mediator will act as a facilitator to the process, but will have no ability to determine how an issue will be resolved, nor will they make any evaluations on the resolution. In addition, the mediator will not provide legal advice, nor will they act as an advocate for either of the parties. All participants in mediation are strongly encouraged to retain the services of an attorney.

 

 

Family - Three Generations

"Traditional litigation is a mistake that must be corrected... For some disputes trials will be the only means, but for many claims trial by adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle... Our system is too costly, too painful, too destructive, too inefficient for really civilized people."

          - Chief Justice Warren E. Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court


Our Goals

  • Support participants in mediation and parenting coordination sessions to resolve conflicts and develop resolutions.
  • Empower individuals to develop their problem solving and communication skills.
  • Provide a mediation and parenting coordination service that meets the needs of the parties involved.
  • Provide flexible scheduling including weekends and evenings.

 8 Benefits To Mediation

·        Fair and neutral process
·        Allows you to create your own solution
·        Confidential and private
·        Decreases the financial and emotional cost of disputes
·        Develops the possibility of better future relationships
·        Encourages discussion and develops understanding
·        Decreases the required time to resolve the issue
·        Minimizes stress on the family, workplace and  individuals involved