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Marital Mediation

Family struggles and miscommunications do not have to be a way of life

Family Mediation

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Mediación Familiar

La mediación familiar es un sistema de resolución de conflictos a que llegan las partes, ayudadas por un tercero imparcial llamado mediador familiar. El mediador los ayuda a obtener una solución que surja de ellos mismos, a través de sesiones realizadas fuera del tribunal, en un ambiente que favorece el entendimiento.

Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation is about you and your soon to be ex-spouse deciding your own divorce and what is best for the both of you and most importantly, your children. In mediation, you and your spouse meet with a neutral third party, the mediator, and with her help, you work through the issues you need to resolve so the two of you can end your marriage as amicably and cost effective as possible.

Marital Mediation

Marital Mediation is a mediation process for couples who are experiencing marital problems or difficulties and who would prefer to stay together. This process will help them come to a resolution to their marital conflicts. It will help them understand the other person better, not necessarily agreeing with them but understanding where they are coming from and why they do the things they do.

Blended Family Issues

Today’s families are becoming increasingly complex.  As teens negotiate the transition between childhood and adult life and begin to establish independence, conflict between parents and children, and siblings are very common. Many teens feel that they are not being respected or listened to and parents also feel the same way.

Co-Parenting Mediation

A Co-Parenting Plan is a written plan formed by a mediator and the two parents involved. The goal is to arrive at a practical plan that benefits the well-being and care for the child or children concerned.

Elder Care Mediation

Elder mediation helps families to successfully handle with issues such as care giving for aging parents, estate disputes, safety and health concerns, and decisions regarding the family home and the best place for parents to live. A core value of Elder mediation is the protection of the rights and integrity of seniors.

Estate Issues

The mediation process helps the siblings and family involved, to have a better outcome and a better understanding of the decisions of the estate. The mediator as a neutral party will help family members resolve any conflict and continue with a positive outcome.

Parent/Child Mediation

The Parent/Child Mediation is a mediation service which offers an alternative approach to solving problems that develop between parents and their children.

Family Group Conferencing

A family group conference is a process led by family members to plan and make decisions for a child who is at risk. Children and young people are normally involved in their own family group conference, although often with support from an advocate.

Testimonials

When I called Ana, it was with the intention of getting advice on how to legally separate in preparation to divorce. I was at the very bottom of a dark hole with my marriage and was hopeless that there was anything else or anywhere else to go for help. We had been to many therapists through the years with very little improvement in our struggles. When she suggested we work on a Marriage Mediation or Marital Mediation, rather than a Divorce Mediation, I was intrigued but still very doubtful that anything could help. 

After our first session, I was able to comfortably hug my husband again for the first time in years. We wept in each other’s arms and were able to forgive many past wrongs. The simple, small steps Ana gave us helped us walk towards each other and gave us concrete ways to start working on healing our marriage. Instead of focusing on our grievances and being stuck in pain, as we had done with so many therapists, she helped us envision our hopes and dreams and showed us how to take immediate steps to work on those dreams together. We walked out of each session feeling more and more hopeful. 

Today, after just 8 sessions, we have reunited, we are more trusting and intimate with each other than we have been in many years and we have more hope than ever before that we can continue to have a great marriage. The principles and methods we have learned from Ana have taught us how to mediate so we can handle any future issues.

M. J.

I went to see Ana to determine how much child support and alimony would be.  My wife and I were not speaking to each other and I was living in a travel trailer.  I was just tired of being rejected and ignored.  Ana gave me back my marriage and we are doing better than we have in 10-15 years.  I wish we had gone before it got so bad, but I’m glad we went.  Marriage mediation gave me back my bride and my marriage.

D. M.

A few months ago I asked for a Divorce from my husband and he totally opposed to divorce me, I tried several times but he would not budge. So I heard that I could call a mediator to help us decide and talk about it. I still wanted to get divorced. So I called Ana and set up an appointment to do a Mediation. We were not talking to each other so Ana set up separate rooms for us and we mediate it our divorce that way for the first half of the mediation, the last part of the mediation we were able to sit in the same room and finish the final details. Ana helped us by teaching us how to mediate our differences and do better at raising our children after divorce.

S. R.

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About Ana
Ana Atwood, the relationship guru behind Atwood Mediation, has been practicing mediation professionally for the last 7 years. As a wife and mother of 4, she has first hand experience that no relationship is perfect, but every relationship can be improved.