What happens at the end of the family law mediation?

Jean M. Dwyer is a Certified Circuit Court Mediator

What happens at the end of the family law mediation?

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At the end of a family law mediation or any mediation for that matter, there are three options. The case is either settled. The case is settled, then there will be an agreement that is hopefully drafted on that day. The parties will sign it and one of the parties or the attorney will submit it to the court for approval.

 

There’s also an option that the case may not be settled. Then a mediation disposition report will be filed with the court letting the court know that the case was not settled and then the court, at its discretion will put it on a trial docket.

 

The last option is to adjourn the mediation. What that means is that the mediation may be continued to another day, either because more time was needed to work on some of the issues, or because some more information was needed and we’re going to reconvene to use that information to help in settlement negotiations.