Florida Family Law Mediator

The Myths of Mediation: The Mediator Decides What is Fair

Many people mistakenly think of mediation as an opportunity to plead their case to the mediator, and that the mediator will decide which party is "right" or how the case should be resolved. Mediation is not arbitration or litigation. The Mediator does not have the power to impose a "ruling" or a decision. The Mediator's role is to facilitate a settlement by helping the parties discuss issues and explore possible resolutions. The parties ultimately decide how to resolve their case, not the mediator.