Psychology Orlando

Psychological Affiliates Inc delivers Orlando patients state of the art Psychologists services. Our experts specialize in Family Counseling, Psychology and Collaborative Divorce Psychology.

The Benefits to Settling Your Conflict through Mediation rather than the Courtroom

Deborah O. Day, Psy.D - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

There are times when conflicts cannot be settled without a third party, but it is hard to come to the decision to settle a conflict in court. Fortunately, there is the alternative option of Orlando Family Mediation. Mediation helps resolve disputes between two or more parties without going to court. In the case of mediation, the neutral third party, which is Psychological Affiliates, facilitates the process of the two parties coming to an agreement. Family mediation may include prenuptial agreements, separation, divorce, alimony, child custody, estates, and family businesses.

There are many benefits to settling your conflict through mediation rather than court, namely time and money. While settling a conflict in court may take a minimum of months to even years, mediation could potentially take a minimum of a few hours. Due to this, the cost is also traditionally less expensive than settling a conflict in court. Another benefit to settling a conflict through mediation is control. If a conflict is settled in court, a jury or judge has the final say. If it is settled through mediation, both parties have more input on the outcome. Due to this, it is more likely that both parties will be content with the outcome rather than just one side. 

Robert Bush and Joseph Folger, two pioneers of one of the approaches to mediation, wrote “Across the mediation field, mediation is generally understood as an informal process in which a neutral third party with no power to impose a resolution helps the disputing parties try to reach a mutually acceptable settlement” in their novel The Promise of Mediation (2005). They emphasized how important it is for mediators to remain unbiased through the process. Like a jury, mediators see both sides of the situation. It is unethical for them to choose one side over the other. This unbiased opinion truly helps settle the conflicts clients may be facing with the best outcome possible for both sides.

 | Trackbacks (0) | Permalink

Recent Posts


relationship boundaries evaluate cheated-upon procedure neurodevelopmental disorders marriage sex offender influence improve family therapy Orlando Neuropsychological evaluations couples medical family counseling behavior psychologists children Orlando psychologists mismatched sex drives topics for discussion partner behavior modification parent self communication problem sex offender therapist determine neuropsychologist Orlando hypnotherapy sex therapy Orlando sex offender therapy different self monitored exchange activities marry agree psychotherapist long-term relationship learning withstand abuse courts neurological abnormality personal fulfillment sex offender therapy consultants non-monogamy hypnotherapy child development digital medicine habits therapist's roles arrangement Orlando parenting plan evaluations psychotherapy orlando sexual avoidance Orlando mediation specific problem challenges mental states adjustment better the relationship problem values affair delicate treatments monetary value thoughts live apart assess multiple personality disorder boundaries relocation disputes negotiations improving another relief mental health services Orlando mediators psychology marriage counseling orlando fl dealing with stress addiction before the divorce post traumatic stress disorder Orlando psychotherapy swinger time-sharing social pragmatic communication disorder withdraw relationship therapy contested custodies call it quits child psychologist orlando personality lover Orlando therapists depression estates Orlando Family Mediation consultation modification families expectation substance abuse foundation repression repressed memories married ideal repressed thoughts access cheated leave mental examination healthy habits one another development risks relaxation relationship woes partners intimacy hypnosis cheating swinging clarify priorities parenting plans aftermath orlando sex therapy family psychotherapy growth psychologists orlando anti-anxiety appropriate ways success attorneys divorce coaches sexual respectfully talk therapy suffering Competency Restoration Training support issues caring behaviors healing child custody boundary prenuptial agreements psychotherapy spouses sadness agreement sex therapist lawyers couple's therapy partner violence techniques help divorcing troubled sleep disorders marriage troubles dynamics divorce trial intense treatment law enforcement consultants masturbation therapy psychologists in orlando scientists shades of grey cheater unconventional arrangement qualified therapist child abuse persona sexual monogamy co-parenting therapy disorder sleep disorder forensic psychological evaluations relationship models phobia dynamic marriage problems separation needs relationship discussion therapists in orlando smoking cessation questions trauma litigation support effective overeating infidelity assessment law enforcement specialists buried memories acting out loved mental health counselor beginning navigate respect communication accept therapist develop acceptance marriage counseling psychosexual evaluations trial family mediation courage delicate topic prioritization expression struggling phobias neuroanatomy studies autonomy Orlando supervised visitation alternative medicine withstand challenges qualified help relationship act out expectations couples counseling politicians loves unconventional psychologist attorney legal PTSD influential modern relationships parenting plan paternity undergo judge mediators psychological collaborative divorce problems learning and growth doctor qualified sex therapist conflict resolution bias towards Orlando neuropsychologist advantageous swing listening mental state developments anxious neuropsychologists sexual behavioral problems psychometrist counseling repressed deal fault evaluation undergo hypnosis psychological evaluations forensic psychology hopeless craving management sex therapy orlando mediates settlement delicate topics professional infidelity aftermath divorce education orlando habit state of mind mediator satisfaction out of court divided loyalties class orlando orientation confusion divided unconscious caring suppressed litigation life event sexual trauma couple's problems child's mental state struggling child sexual enrichment without bias friendship better self-expression Orlando family mediator behaviors parents newly divorced unsettling divorce malicious divorce suppression deserves swingers memories friendly terms grief anxiety neuropsychological evaluations scientist Orlando collaborative divorce parent coordination clarify Cooperative Parenting Institute emotions family mind Parenting Coordinator mental health lying fulfillment modern relationship psychological evaluation messy divorce disorders value system valued sexual addiction Orlando psychologist improve sexual satisfaction access repressed thoughts Parenting Coordination Program relationships child consult psychology orlando alimony spouse talking points address friends dealing with anxiety molestation overeating habits court conflict family counseling orlando not his fault The Florida Bar heart Neuropsychology sex communication problems reassurance property addressed unsettling life event collaborative law brain mediation love stress-relieving psychiatric priorities sexual satisfaction bias mess of a divorce smoking tools adult licensed psychologist mental illness stress help relationships disputes


2737 West Fairbanks Avenue,  Winter Park, FL. 32789    Phone: 407-674-5663


©2011 Psychological Affiliates - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Developed - Design by Windermere Design