What is Mediation?
Mediation provides people with the opportunity to resolve issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship.
It is a voluntary and confidential process which gives the parties a chance to explain their issues, hopes, concerns and needs to each other in the presence of an experienced and qualified family mediator.
Family mediation provides a safe environment, helping to reduce hostility and improve the chances of long term positive communication.
Who Can Come to Mediation?
- Separated and separating couples – if you have recently separated or have been separated for a period of time you can come to mediation to discuss outstanding issues.
- Divorced couples – you can still mediate once your decree absolute has been granted if a financial settlement has not yet been reached or child arrangements have not been made.
- Parents – to discuss child arrangements.
- Extended family members – for example grandparent contact.
What can be discussed in Mediation?
Children arrangements, including:
- Day to day contact
- Parental Responsibility
All financial matters, including:
- House, Mortgage
- Savings, Debt
- Pensions, Businesses
Please note the above list is not exhaustive.
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If you require more information please request a callback and one of our experienced Mediators will get back to you shortly to discuss your requirements and situation.
What is the role of the Mediator?
The role of a family mediator is to remain impartial and to help you both identify the issues that need to be resolved within mediation.
Once the issues have been identified the next stage of the process is for the mediator to help you explore the options available and to provide you both with the opportunity to put forward your proposals. The mediator will then assist you in checking how practical your proposals really are, assisting you to reach acceptable and workable solutions. It is important to note that the outcome you reach is entirely under your control.
The family mediator does not advise people what to do or give them legal advice or counselling but can give you information about options and legal processes. In some mediation cases the mediator may also consult directly with the children.