Mediation in domestic or relationship violence?
There are mediators who also recommend mediation with confidence in cases of domestic violence. However, mediation is not recommended in civil cases of domestic violence. The Patent Association's article contains several arguments to show why. The PATENT Association's full professional recommendation can be found HERE: leporello-mediacio-2014 It is also important to point out that mandatory mediation means that clients are obliged to [...]
There are mediators who also recommend mediation with confidence in cases of domestic violence. Yet mediation is not recommended in civil cases of domestic violence. The Patent Association's paper provides several arguments to show why.
Full professional recommendation of the PATENT Association HERE read:
It is also important to stress that mandatory mediation means that clients are obliged to appear before a mediator and listen to an introduction. If the parties then decide that they do not really want to participate in the mediation, the procedure will not be started. The mediator will issue a certificate that the parties have appeared but did not wish to take advantage of the mediation. This is a good way to give the parties correct information about the mediation and to give them confidence that they will be persuaded to participate voluntarily. If this does not happen, there will be no mediation, so the principle of voluntariness is preserved. Unfortunately, the mandatory element in the law is ambiguous, and mediators sometimes follow through even with great resistance. This information may help to ensure that the mediator does indeed act lawfully and that the parties' freedom of choice is not compromised.