Civil mediation is a process in which a neutral third party facilitates communications between the parties to promote settlement. A mediator may not impose his or her own judgment on the issues for that of the parties. Our goal at Meredith Morrow Illa, Attorney at Law is to ensure you receive a fair settlement.
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Domestic mediation is the process by which a neutral mediator assists the parties in reaching a mutually acceptable agreement as to issues of child custody and visitation. The role of the mediator is to assist the parties in identifying the issues, reducing misunderstanding, clarifying priorities, exploring areas of compromise, and finding points of agreement. An agreement reached by the parties is to be based on the decisions of the parties and not the decisions of the mediator. The agreement reached can resolve all or only some of the disputed issues.
Meredith Morrow Illa is certified in Missouri to do both civil (Rule 17) and domestic mediations (Rule 88). Missouri requires civil mediators (Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17) to complete training, including at least 16 hours of formal training. Missouri requires domestic mediators (Missouri Supreme Court Rule 88) to be an attorney and complete a minimum of 20 hours of child custody mediation training in a program approved by the court.
Mediation proceedings shall be regarded as settlement proceedings and shall be confidential, unless otherwise agreed. The mediator does not represent either party as their attorney; therefore, no attorney-client relationship exists as a result of mediation. Follow these guidelines to mediation.
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