In a lot of Family Law cases litigation can be expensive and if those costs can be reduced then in principle, that’s a good thing. Costs are significantly less in Family Mediation.
If you are getting divorced or have other financial or children-related issues within the family that could lead to a dispute and ultimately even a court hearing, then Family Mediation can be a very useful way of resolving that dispute.
But it’s not only that. Family Mediation also allows the people involved to remain in control of the outcome. This can be particularly important in such a sensitive area where feelings and emotions can run particularly high and ultimately a judge may never get to know a particular situation better than the parties themselves.
So by using Family Mediation, it allows the parties to put forward their arguments in a less adversarial manner where the outcome doesn’t have to be an all or nothing type of court hearing.
Obviously, there’s still a cost for Family Mediation but costs are significantly less than going through litigation and fixed Mediation fees are available. Given the importance of what might be at stake and also the potential legal fees of a family law dispute continuing, Family Mediation really is something that can prove to be enormously valuable to both parties.
Of course, it’s absolutely essential that the Mediation process is undertaken with particular care and sensitivity and that’s where specialist Family Mediators who are also experienced Family Lawyers will always be of help as they know and understand the legal process inside out.
Because when it comes down to it, that is what’s most important, that the underlying difficulties are dealt with sensitively and with respect both for the family history and also for how the members of that family will move forward after the dispute has been resolved.
Family Law Mediators at Slater and Gordon Lawyers offer both flexible pricing and fixed price Family Mediation services in England & Wales. For a free initial consultation call freephone 0800 916 9055 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help you.
Slater and Gordon have the largest team of Family Lawyers in the country and have offices in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield, Milton Keynes, Merseyside, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Halifax, Newcastle, Wakefield, Derby & meeting rooms in Bramhall, Cheshire.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK are an official provider of Lawyer Supported Mediation.