Mediation has been around for a while to help people privately resolve disputes. Generally, it has been associated with helping parties resolve legal issues, such as divorce, paternity, or even contracts or business disputes. But mediation can also be used to resolve every day disputes. In fact, the purpose of marital mediation is to help strengthen marriages.
Marital mediation is a concept promoted by New York psychologist Ken Neumann and Boston family attorney John Fiske. In marital mediation here in Tampa Bay, you sit down with neutral co-mediators. One is trained as an attorney, and the other who is trained as a therapist. However, they will not be providing therapy or giving legal advice. Rather, the co-mediators help you identify the issues that are causing problems in your marriage and help you reach agreements.