Mediación Familiar y sus recaudos

Translated title of the contribution: Family mediation and It's requirements

Yasna Elizabeth Otárola Espinoza*, José Tomás Errázuriz Jottar*

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Objective: the article analyzes the convenience of including children and adolescents in mediation procedures, in light of the principles and rights that inform this matter in current Chilean legislation, such as the principle of the best interests of the child or the right of the child. child to be heard. Likewise, it addresses the introduction of the mediation procedure in Chilean legislation, and the values that inspire it, along with showing with abundant doctrine and jurisprudence that the intervention of children and adolescents in the mediation procedure is compatible, recommended and desirable. in this context. It is also noted that, in an effort to include their participation, the mediator must avoid undue overexposure of the child or adolescent. Methodology: The method used is deductive, through a bibliographic and documentary approach, by way of reading books and scientific articles in specialized newspapers and also by reviewing the legislation and jurisprudence. Results: the results show that the intervention of children and adolescents in the mediation process contributes favorably to respect for their quality as subjects of rights who must be heard, and whose interests must be especially considered; in addition to having the participation of those who will be affected to a greater extent by the results of the mediation. Contributions: its main contribution is to guide an adequate intervention of children and adolescents in the Chilean mediation process, encouraging their participation due to the multiple advantages that this entails, although with the due safeguards that must necessarily be taken to avoid their overexposure in sensitive matters.

Translated title of the contributionFamily mediation and It's requirements
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)88-115
Number of pages28
JournalRevista Juridica
Issue number67
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2021

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  • Mediation
  • children and adolescents
  • right to be heard
  • legal aspects


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