The Different Ways Mediations Can End With Tye Bourdony

Tye Bourdony of with Natalia Olowska-Czajka and Mac Pierre-Louis of discuss how mediations can end; providing examples of the most common scenarios:

  1. full agreement (MSA – Mediated Settlement Agreement) – where parties reach full agreement on all topics discussed
  2. partial agreement – where parties are able to agree on only some of the issues at stake; leaving the rest of them unresolved or for the court to decide
  3. temporary agreement – where parties want to try a certain solution; if it works for the both of them in practice, e.g. temporary visitation
  4. impasse – where no agreement is reached, with focus on the “beneficial impasse”; where something good comes out of the fact that parties did not reach any settlement – and why – further explained in this video
  5. adjournment – recess – continuation – where parties need to take a break or get access to some resources, such as a lawyer’s advice or check some numbers to come to mediation better prepared

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