Mediation

Mediation is a process where people appoint a third party to help them resolve disputes between themselves: Mediation is not a court hearing. The mediator is not a judge. Mediation is not counseling or therapy.

Mediations

Why Mediation

Mediation is at least 70% less expensive than litigation, quicker and less traumatic.

  • Mediation is always voluntary for the parties and they can at any time leave the negotiations.
  • In mediation confidentiality is respected.
  • Mediator is neutral and impartial.
  • Mediator does not offer any legal advice.
  • Mediator presides over the negotiations

Different Types Of Mediations

Types of Mediation

The mediation includes disputes relating to all personal relationships between parties, including with reference to:

  • a marriage (civil and/or religious);
  • a Customary Union; and
  • a Partnership Agreement governing a personal relationship;
  • parties cohabiting

Mediations Advantages

Advantages of Mediation
  • It is voluntary
  • Joint decisions are made on issues relating to;
    • the children;
    • custody and access;
    • finances;
  • Expensive litigation is avoided
  • The emotional stress of divorce is minimized
  • Conflict is reduced by parties working together

Situations for Mediations

Which Situations Are Suited for Mediation?
  • Any situation where the parties need to have a relationship in the future.
  • Situations where children are involved.
  • Situations where people have difficulty settling differences between themselves.
  • Situations where big decisions are required in a relatively short period of time.

Process

The Mediation process

The mediation process takes 3 or more sessions or more if required, 60 minutes each.

At the end of the mediation process, I will provide the parties with a Settlement Agreement. This document details all the points of agreement reached during the mediation process.

Parenting Plans are drafted where there are minor children involved. In the case of divorce, this is an annexure to the Settlement Agreement.

Where the couple were unwed, Parenting Plans are drafted on their own.
The mediation includes disputes relating to all personal relationships between parties, including with reference to:

  • a marriage (civil and/or religious);
  • a Customary Union; and
  • a Partnership Agreement governing a personal relationship;
  • parties cohabiting
  • Separation Mediation

Discussed In Mediation

What Gets Discussed in Mediation

All matters pertaining to divorce; eg, Division of Assets, Maintenance, and Parenting Plans (how each parent is going to exercise their respective responsibilities and rights in respect of minor children).
Any other problems the parties may be having regarding divorce may also be discussed and resolved.

Divorce, Post-Divorce and Family Mediation services offered.

Settlement Agreements and Parenting Plans drafted.

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Arbitration Foundation of South Africa
Divorce Mediations is proudly on the Panel of Mediators of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA).
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South African Association of Mediators
Chantal Kur of Divorce Mediations is proudly an accredited Mediator with The South African Association of Mediators (SAAM).
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Mediators Beyond Borders International
Chantal Kur is proudly a member and peace builder with Mediators Beyond Borders International
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ADR International Register
Chantal Kur is a Certified International Mediator and as such is registered on the ADR International Register.

Still Have Questions?

Feel free to contact me to discuss the services we provide.

Got any questions? Any other problems the parties may have regarding divorce may also be discussed and resolved.

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