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Why Mediation

Mediation is a process where people appoint a third party to help them resolve disputes between themselves: Mediation is not a court hearing. The mediator is not a judge. Mediation is not counseling or therapy.

Mediation is a well-established form of dispute resolution and is frequently chosen by couples to resolve as many if not all of their disputes prior to obtaining their divorce. It is effective in terms of both time and money, and allows parties to be directly involved in reaching a settlement that is specifically tailored to their needs. However, mediation requires that both parties want to resolve their differences without resorting to litigation. Mediation can be entered into regardless of whether or not there are

Advantage Of Mediation


It is voluntary


Joint decisions are made


Expensive litigation is avoided


Conflict is reduced by parties working together

Which Situation Are Suited To Mediation

Any situation where the parties need to have a relationship in the future.

Situations where people have difficulty settling differences between themselves.

Situations where big decisions are required in a relatively short period of time.

The Mediation Process

The mediation process takes between 3 & 5 sessions of 1/30MIN minutes each.

 Where the couple were unwed, Parenting Plans are drafted on their own.If If they require a Settlement Agreement, this is also prepared.


At the end of the mediation process I will provide the parties with a Settlement Agreement. This document details all the points of agreement reached during the mediation process


Parenting Plans are drafted where there are minor children involved. In the case of divorce this is an annexure to the Settlement Agreement.


Rev.Dr Meshack Van wyk is proudly an accredited Mediator with The South African Association of Mediators (SAAM).