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Why mediation trumps suits in settling marriage disputes

Sunday, 10th September 2018

"There is a rising rate of divorce in Kenya and globally, as couples rush for annulment before exploring other options available to them. There are some marital issues that can be solved without getting into a hostile and dramatic court process.

While counselling gives couples some direction and helps in decision-making, mediation is an alternative dispute resolution mechanism that can be resorted to in order to save a marriage.

Mediation is legally recognised and enforceable while counselling is not recognised by law. This means parties may renege on their previous agreement with counselling while during mediation the process leads to what is known as a settlement."

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Language: English
Contact: Cathy Mputhia

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