Family Mediation

Family Mediation Explained

Family Mediation is a process of resolving legal issues, often in divorce, in a non-adversarial way. The process provides you with an opportunity to negotiate your own settlement on the assumption that the decision to separate and/or divorce has already been made. It is a civilised, cost effective and dignified alternative to what can often be extremely stressful and highly expensive, contested divorce proceedings, litigated via the County Court. Nobody wants to lose a job or a marriage, but there may be situations where it becomes inevitable.

Resolution Accredited Mediators.

Family Mediation can be carried out extremely efficiently by non lawyer mediators, particularly where it does not involve particularly complicated financial outcomes. The Resolution code is however strict in ensuring solicitors comply with non adversarial methods whether engaging in mediation or any other form of family dispute dispute. We believe this provides us with a unique insight at absolute mediation in dealing with matters initially in a practical and conciliatory manner.

There is commonly held misconception that Family Mediation embraces marriage guidance counselling, and is aimed at saving or preserving relationships, which is actually incorrect. For this reason alone, we provide you with two filmed examples of actors engaging in dramatic representation of mediation and or explaining common experiences of those who have gone through the mediation process.. We hope this makes it easier and simpler to understand the process of what mediation actually seeks to achieve, in terms of actually resolving the legal problems and allowing an opportunity to move forward.

In mediation, couples are helped to look for their own solution to their disputes and both can attend with our Family Mediator, to agree their own decisions as to how matters concerning the family assets and liabilities are best practically resolved.

Family Mediation also deals with all decision- making concerning the welfare and all major decisions affecting the upbringing of the children. Aside from being friendly and cost effective, it is a lot easier for your children to cope with a divorce or relationship ending when their parents are able to work together to reach agreement in the best interests of the Family.