Interest-based mediation an effective model for family disputes

Resolving family law disputes often involves employing creative solutions.

Sixta, the founder of Crossroads Law, points to a recently mediated divorce settlement in which the mother wasn’t comfortable leaving her young child overnight with the father, who had not spent much time with the two-year-old boy. “We had to think creatively about how to resolve this impasse where the mother wasn’t comfortable with the father having any overnights at all, and the father eventually wanted to have the child 50-50,” says Sixta, who worked as the mediator on the case.

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