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The personality factor: How to handle different types in a family law mediation

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 @ 8:45 AM | By Cheryl Suann Williams

People who choose mediation do so to achieve a quick, efficient and legally binding settlement. They also do so in hopes of achieving positive and constructive interactions with the other party, gaining closure and moving on with their lives. Regardless of the reason, the mediator is tasked with understanding the differing personality types of the participants and their goals and interests to effectively conduct the mediation.

In the judicial system, the judge controls both the process and the outcome while the parties control neither. However, the...