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Family mediation is a relatively informal process whereby you and the other party agree to appoint a neutral third-party to help you agree a solution to your divorce. The objective of mediation is to reach agreement about arrangements for children, property, finances etc rather than to reconcile the couple.
In mediation a neutral mediator works with all parties (who may each have appointed their own solicitors) to assist them to reach a solution. Mediation helps to:
• keep lines of communication open and encourages positive discussion
• clarify matters
• give you control over the outcome
• maintain a healthy ongoing family or business relationship with the other party
You or your solicitor should get confirmation about how much the mediation costs will be; you may be eligible for public funding. As both parties should be committed to finding a solution it will be cheaper than contested court proceedings.
Straightforward disputes may be resolved in a single session, more complicated cases involving custody or significant finances can take longer. Family mediations often involve three to five sessions over a period of two to three months.
For more information regarding mediation for divorce proceedings contact Jill Parratt on 01204 377600 or email email@example.com. You can also fill out our contact form or request a call back by using the form on the right of this page.
Jill advises in all areas of law to do with the break-up of the family or relationship, specialising in private law applications for contact, residence and / or any other issue that may arise in relation to children. Jill acts for both married and unmarried clients on their rights in relation to property and assets upon separation.read more