Cross border mediation is a voluntary procedure that offers parents the opportunity to reach an agreement, supported by two experienced cross-border mediators. They are helped by both mediators to map the disputes. The starting point is to come up with solutions that do justice to the child and that are acceptable to both parents.

Parents can reach an agreement about whether or not the child shall be returned. Besides that they can agree on the visitation schedule for the future.

If the parents cannot agree on the question of whether the child should return or not, they can try to make arrangements for access arrangements in both possible outcomes of the trial: return or no return.