Dejan Janićijević

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The aim of this paper is to point out to certain problems that may appear in the course of family mediation, whose overcoming does not require only legal but also psychological knowledge and skills on the mediator’s part. The causes of multiple barriers to mutually agreed family dispute resolutions are recognized in the effect of psychological factors, such as excessive optimism, degree of tolerance, risk or loss aversion, reactive devaluation, insisting on the personal understanding of justice, etc. At the end of the paper, the concrete approaches to family disputes are offered to potential mediators.


mediation, family dispute, psychology, agreement

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