The mediation movement offers methods of analysis, management and resolution of conflicts in order to bring the parties to agreements on controversial issues, respectfully and outside the court.
The basis of the mediation is that people can and should resolve their own disputes without external authority, and that granting autonomy to the parties to formulate the agreement between them leads to inclusive, empowering and creative arrangements that maximize the benefit to both sides and promote tolerance and solidarity among individuals in society. The term "mediation" has different definitions, depending on its content, on the professional identity of the mediator and on the organizational framework in which it occurs. In the scope of divorce disputes, which are characterized by the high involvement of lawyers and therapists, it is important to distinguish between mediation and competitive negotiations, as well as to distinguish between mediation and therapy.
Unlike competitive negotiations, mediation is done directly by the parties and not by their representatives, including a neutral third party that helps the parties reach agreements and takes place in a non-competitive atmosphere. Unlike therapy, mediation does not include diagnosis, and the parties do not deal with the analysis of past events, but rather by formulating agreements for the future.
Mediation can reduce the economic and mental burden involved in divorce disputes. There are various models and styles of mediation, which define differently the essence, purpose and role of mediator.
In my role as mediator, I believe in conducting negotiations in a manner that will lead to the implementation of a lasting agreement that will provide a long-term solution to the family conflict.
In my role as mediator I emphasize relationships and that the desired change takes place through interactions between people and therefore requires the existence of personal meetings and joint meetings.At the same time, it is important to remember that reality is complex and that "Mediation has its limitations". Therefore, I accept stringent ethical rules and make sure to sign detailed agreements with the clients, detailing my commitment to them and their obligations to each other and to the mediation process.