In the United Kingdom, this is National Family Dispute Resolution Week. The choice of dates has nothing to do with the American holiday of Thanksgiving, of course, but it does bring up an interesting question: is Thanksgiving a good time to try to resolve family disputes?
Clients decide to resolve disputes through mediation for a variety of reasons. A successful mediation can offer significant cost savings, and its non-adversarial process can preserve or even improve family and business relationships. In family law especially, may are attracted by mediation’s confidentiality and privacy, as it entered into the public record like court proceedings.