Simulation of Family Mediation – Unpaid Rent

MEDIATORS/PARTICIPANTS

Family Mediation - Unpaid Rent

  • Jeffrey (USA) – Mediator
  • Deborah (USA) – Party 1
  • Carol (Trinidad) – Party 2
  • Giuseppe (USA) – Coach

THIS CASE IS A NUTSHELL
Three months ago a roommate lost her job, and stopped paying her 50% share of the rent to her roommate/cousin.

Both cousins would like to continue being roommates, but their relationship is now so bad they can’t even talk to each other.

LESSONS LEARNED (Discussed During the Debriefing Session)

  • How to address both substantive and relational issues during mediation.
  • Why the mediator later realized he could have paid more attention to the parties’ feelings and need to be heard.
  • What does success mean in mediation – for the mediator and for the parties?
  • What happens when the mediator spends much more time in private meeting with one party than with the other.

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