Mediation Intake Form Essay

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Pre-Mediation Information Gathering and Client Intake

Unit 3 Assignment: Pre-Mediation Information Gathering and Client Intake
Latanisha Sawyer
Kaplan University
PA415: Family Law and Divorce Mediation
Prof: Ally Howell
09/09/2012

Pre-mediation Questions: 1. What mutual concerns do David and Angela have? What are their individual concerns?

A mutual concern of David and Angela is that they both have lost ambition and this in turn has placed a strain on their marriage. Angela feels as though David has become increasingly distant in their relationship and has accused David of committing adultery. David at the beginning of the relationship was outgoing, but that has since changed placing strain on the relationship. David has
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Angela and David both have children, so it is imperative that as a mediator I help the couple to establish a parenting plan. Prior to doing this I would assist both David and Angela narrow the issues and because divorce can hinder the ability of effective communication amongst the couple, I would reframe the communication between the two, so that the real issues are being addressed and the message will be better understood.

3. What problems currently impede a divorce settlement between David and Angela?
A problem that impedes the divorce settlement between David and Angela is that Angela suspects David is having an affair. David and Angela both equally feel as though they have lost ambition within their present careers. Angela is unhappy with her career and would like to take another career path. It seems as though they have not discussed what has led them to not trying or having the ambition they once had before. Another issue is that David at the beginning of the relationship was very outgoing, but now has become distant and these are all issues that can be impeding to the divorce settlement if they are not discussed and communicated in a constructive manner. 4. What problems must be resolved in order to promote cooperative parenting for their children?

In order to promote cooperative parenting the issues of divorce and family separation will need to be addressed. David…