What is co-mediation and when is it typically used?

By Laura M. Urbik Kern
May 25, 2016

That's when you have two mediators and typically you would use it if you have what we call stumbling blocks in mediation – where we get to a point where we can't get the parties to move in any direction. Having a co-mediator there for that session, they're sometimes able to approach it from a different way that gets the parties rolling again. A lot of times, co-mediation is used with new mediators with experienced mediators so that they can learn. Or you would bring in two mediators when you think you're going to have a very, very difficult case.


With 30 years of experience in family law, Laura M. Urbik Kern is a certified mediator and family lawyer who concentrates on dissolution, family and juvenile law, child support, and complex domestic relations cases. To learn more about Laura, visit her firm's online profile or her website laurakern.com.

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May 25, 2016
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