Resolve Family Mediation

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What is Family Mediation?

Mediation is a process that is voluntary. You and your former partner have the option to attend mediation to resolve financial issues arising from your separation or divorce and for the arrangement for the children. 

Our mediators are trained to to help you find mutually agreeable solutions. Our mediators are trained to be impartial and all matters discussed in mediation will remain confidential.

The benefits of family mediation?

Mediation is a highly successful alternative to attending court as more and more people want to resolve matters as amicably and as cost effectively as possible. The main benefit of resolving matters through mediation is that you conclude an agreement which you are both comfortable with and which has not been imposed upon you by the court. 

The mediation process is fast and low cost compared to using solicitors firms or court proceedings. This is particularly beneficial where there are children who are frequently adversely affected by their parents’ relationship breakdown. It can help children to see their parents working together to resolve issues.

How long does mediation take?

The process usually takes 3 - 6 sessions depending on the issues to consider. At the end of the process you will be provided with an Open Financial Statement setting out your financial circumstances and the written agreement known as the Memorandum of Understanding. 

This document is not binding until it has been put into a legally binding agreement called a Consent Order, which you can then ask the court to approve on divorce or which can become a binding legal separation agreement. An agreement can be reached as to the child arrangements which can be informal or incorporated into a Parenting Agreement.

Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)

Court rules now require that before making a court application in relation to family matters, the applicant must consider with a mediator at a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) whether the dispute may be capable of being resolved by a method other than court proceedings. 

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