Real life – Real conflicts – Real impact
Family mediation is a process in which those involved in family breakdown appoint an impartial third person to assist them to communicate better with one another and reach their own agreed and informed decisions. Although most family mediations involve divorce, it can include disputes between parents and children or other family members and other types of domestic conflict such as disputes over inheritance. Although the term excludes commercial disputes between family members, it is often difficult to divide the familial relationship issues from the business dispute.
In the family context, unmanaged or unresolved conflict can cause strife, tension, and competition for power — leading ultimately to fractured relationships, resentment and distrust.