Elizabeth provides Financial Mediation, whereby discussions between the parties are held face-to-face or virtually. Parties report that they often feel more empowered in arriving at a mutually agreeable settlement, with each party having had the opportunity to express their feelings in an open and neutral forum. Financial mediation expedites a sense of trust between both the mediator and the parties involved. Further, it’s not uncommon for this method to minimize fears associated with questioning the other party’s position.
In effect, each party has the opportunity to really and truly be heard. This can be a powerful turnkey towards dispute resolution. Elizabeth employs a visual representation of the issues at hand, along with potential solutions. In certain circumstances, it is important for each party to observe how the court may perceive financial issues, should a litigated divorce proceed to trial. This can also be an important part of the process towards resolution. If warranted, Elizabeth may also meet separately with each party/ attorney, so that time can be privately spent assimilating all the factors that may contribute towards a specific position or option.
Ideally, through the process of mediation, clients transform from furious or vilified, solely self-preserving, win/lose positions, to parties that are willing to act cooperatively, becoming keenly aware that resolving a conflict outside of court is generally in both parties best interests. Ultimately the skill-set of an experienced mediator is to employ the type of mediation style which is most likely to produce positive results. Elizabeth is experienced acting as either a non-attorney financial neutral during attorney-led mediation or acting as a financial neutral in the context of a financial mediation process.