WHEN IS FAMILY MEDIATION REQUIRED?
A divorce or separation may be a very complicated situation in which several new plans must be made for all involved. Family mediation is a mechanism that, instead of going to court, provides you with a neutral and competent mediator to assist you in reaching an understanding that works for both of you.
When a marriage or partnership fails, there are some steps a couple can take before splitting up. Examples include wealth division, child custody agreements, and coping with more complex issues such as land or pensions. If you are unable to reach an agreement on these matters, family mediation is an excellent option because it helps you all to have a say in the outcome. It also means that the agreement is achieved faster, less expensively, and with less hassle than going to court or arguing between solicitors.
In this article, we’ll talk about family mediation and when you may need to use it.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A FAMILY MEDIATOR?
Family mediation is a supervised mechanism that assists you in focusing on the problems that need to be addressed and, eventually, in moving on with your lives. It is not a time to look back on the relationship or assign blame.
Fixed Price Divorce Service adheres to a tried-and-true form of dispute settlement that focuses on reaching an agreement. We call it “progressive mediation,” and it is the reason why we assist 90 percent of our clients in reaching a settlement, compared to the national average of just 70 percent.
We first consult with each of you individually before devising a strategy for your joint mediation sessions.
The mediation process allows you to take the time and space you need to think about what is most important for your children and the rest of your family. You can describe child arrangements that meet everyone’s needs now and in the future in a more relaxed and rational setting, with the help of a professional mediator. We also assist you in reaching an agreement on where you will both live, a reasonable division of your accounts, what could happen to your pensions, and any ongoing payments between you. Finally, we ensure that all properties are divided as cheaply as possible. Through our fixed-fee legal packages, all agreements concluded can be made legally binding.
WHEN DO I NEED FAMILY MEDIATION?
Family mediation may be beneficial at any point of a divorce or separation. If you want to go to court, you must first consider mediation in most cases before applying to the court. However, several people feel that if they can initiate the mediation process, they are more likely to reach an agreement. It doesn’t even have to be in the same space for it to function. We may also assist with online mediation, which allows you to resolve all of your parenting, financial, and property problems from the comfort of your own home.
A court proceeding mediated by a mediator to resolve your financial issues would cost each of you more than £20,000 each. It will also require three separate court appearances which will take an average of 11.5 months to complete. A court case can build a hostile and toxic environment that can take years to settle. Under the oversight and direction of a vastly experienced and competent skilled mediator, family mediation offers a forum to reach an agreement that benefits everyone involved.
WHY DO YOU CHOOSE US?
Fixed Price Divorce Service started as a small home-based startup and has since grown into a company that assists clients from all over England and Wales through our network of branches or our ground-breaking online mediation services. Our primary aim is to provide an effective and equitable solution for people in need of legal dispute resolution. Not only that, but we also provide a variety of services that help you to avoid paying exorbitant legal fees, such as fixed-fee legal advice.
If you decide that family mediation is the best option for your situation, the first move is to schedule a Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting (MIAM). A MIAM will last 45 to 60 minutes and will teach you how family mediation works. One of our mediators will assist you in determining if it is the best solution for you and your families, and if we all agree, we will officially invite the other party to the process.
Are you thinking about family mediation and want to learn more? Contact us today to discuss your requirements with our team of experts and to schedule a MIAM at your earliest convenience.