Family Law Solicitors at Slater and Gordon UK offer a free initial consultation about Family Mediation. Call freephone 0800 916 9055 or contact us online and we'll be happy to help.
What is Family Mediation?
Family Mediation is an alternative to Court proceedings for couples who are separating or getting a divorce. It can help you sort out assets, finances and care arrangements for your children without the cost, stress and delay of going to Court. Throughout the Mediation process you’ll be working with an independent third party,the Mediator, who can help you reach an agreement you both feel comfortable with.
Is Family Mediation right for me? If you’re going through a separation and you have children, property and/or pensions, Family Mediation can help make the process easier.
Perhaps you disagree on who your children will live with, where they’ll go to school, medical matters or contact arrangements. Perhaps you need to reach an agreement on the division of finances or property. Family Mediation can help you reach an agreement that works for both of you, enlisting the independent help of financial advisors, accountants and valuers to help you reach better solutions where necessary. Mediation is not usually considered suitable if there has been Domestic Violence.
What is the Family Mediation Process?
You’ll begin with a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) which you can attend with or without your ex-partner. This is where you tell us about your situation and we explain how Mediation can help.
If you agree to proceed, the Mediator will arrange your first Mediation session, which you will attend together with your ex. The Mediator will set out the agenda, help you explore the issues and get you working towards an agreement.
The Mediation agreement you reach is not legally binding but it can be made binding by drafting and filing it as part of a Court order.
Tara Deegan is a Family Solicitor & Qualified Family Law Mediator at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Milton Keynes.
For a free initial consultation about Family Mediation call freephone 0800 916 9055 or contact us online.
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