A LAW-SUIT IN PROGRESS,—This illustrates the Principles
and Philosophy of a Law-suit. The two contestants are
pulling with all their strength to gain the case, while the
lawyer gets all the benefit that is in the trial. The contestants simply hold the cow while the lawyer does the milking.
STOP AND THINK BEFORE YOU SUE YOUR NEIGHBOR.
Blackhawk Family Therapy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counseling
“Creative problem-solving rests on the idea that people have the right and the ability to solve their own problems, and they know their own world best, including what solutions will and will not work for them.”
-R. Averell Mane
Build your future on hope
A motorist who gets stuck may need help to get “unstuck”. Once free, he or she may may not need any further assistance to the journey’s end.
Mediation is similar. Sometimes, families become “stuck,” and may call out for help. The family therapist is a trained professional who may be able to help the family get “unstuck.”
We look to the family as the source of our greatest hope for happiness, but families can also be the source of our greatest disappointment. Perhaps you or someone you know is struggling with depression, suffering from marital discord, has a family member who is “acting out” or is dissatisfied with how their family is presently functioning.
There is help and hope.
Family Mediation is a way of resolving disputes including those which arise before, during or after separation or divorce. It is a voluntary and confidential process enabling parties to explain their concerns and needs to each other in the presence of a qualified family mediator. Family mediation provides a safe environment, helping to reduce hostility and improving the chance of a long-term cooperation.
Mediation is often more economical than litigation. Additionally, parties have the opportunity to communicate directly with each other rather than via solicitors or across a court room.
Mediation may not be easy. You may not have seen or spoken to your ex-partner for some time, you may have difficult emotional and/or complex financial issues to deal with. You may find you have to work hard to reach a solution that suits you and your family but you will be doing this with the help of a family mediator specialist.
Sometimes the mediator will suggest a way of solving a problem which you may or may not have thought of before meeting with a mediator. Mediators will always try reality test solutions you are proposing, helping you to reach acceptable and workable solutions. However, the solutions and decisions you reach with the help of a mediator are yours. Mediators will never tell either party what to do.
If your family is stuck, you may want an experienced mediator to help you work through the issues. Please contact us for more information.