This article describes the In-Court Family Mediation Service of the Malaga Family Court since it was created in 2000 to date, and how the Court has evolved over the last 14 years. Some of the aspects contained in this article are: the Court’s articulation within the a Programme set up to improve the judicial management of family conflicts; the legal and organic coverage of this kind of services in Family Courts; its structure; and the results obtained. Analysing this experience shows that using mediation in family processes always generates positives results for the judicial system and for the concerned parties, regardless of the fact that agreements are achieved or not.
Keywords: In-court Mediation, Family Conflict, Family Court, Statistics, Experience
This article is a translation made by Marcelo Rodríguez Rivollier for Revista de Mediación, holder of the copyright. You can access the original version in English at: Rooney, Greg and Ross, Margaret, Shifting the Focus from Mediating the Problem to Mediating the Moment – Using Intuition as a Guide (September 1, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2140220 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2140220