… at least according to these folk at the sharp end;
Marie1958 says yesterday over at LA Legal that…
“Court ordered mediation should be taken out of our judicial system. It is a legal form of verbal and emotional abuse.
It should be abolished from our legal system. When all it causes is pain and emotional despair, what is the point… When our court system does not understand what goes on outside of the court room, and in everyday life.
Mediation is just a legal way for a very angry person to be able to force another person to be hurt, degraded and demean another. Mediation is a legal form of emotional and mental cruelty…” [I have tidied up the spelling but read more here]
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