What mediation is
How mediation works
Mediation for couples and families
Mediation in business life
Moderation & coaching
Training & instructional programs
Conflicts and difficult negotiations are part of life. When two or more parties
cannot make progress in solving important problems, when discussions come
to a stalemate or do not even take place and if negotiations do not proceed
as desired, it is particularly important that a neutral and confidential space
is offered, that facilitates a focused and structured discussion between the
The mediation process for couples and families
involves particular aspects.
Before the actual mediation begins it will be discussed who will participate
in the mediation and when the first session will take place. Such preparatory
talks can take place in our facilities or over the telephone. If attorneys
accompany the parties in the mediation, then often a preliminary discussion
will take place with the attorneys about the course of the mediation process.
The mediation itself should take place at a neutral location. The Bellevue
mediation team's conference rooms are particularly suitable for this purpose.
In the first phase, the objectives of the process, as well as the course of
the process, will be discussed.
Then the topics will be jointly determined and structured. At the same time
a (possibly confidential) explanation of each party's negotiating alternatives
clarifies the party's negotiating scope.
The interests and risks of each party are identified, based on the presented
topics, and finally solution options are created. When the possible options
have been established they should be evaluated and the best solution should
The agreement between the parties is then recorded in an obligatory form suitable
for the specific case.
Each conflict is different. The mediation process is flexible and can readily
respond to these differences, because it can be adapted in accordance with
the needs of the concrete case.