Separation and Divorce bring stressful times for everyone involved. Our Mediators have the experience to guide you through the process, ensuring you come to a fair and amicable agreement. Until recently, divorcing couples or people ending civil partnerships would solely use solicitors for legally binding agreements. However, Separation and Divorce in the UK have moved away from this older and more costly approach.
Working with a qualified family mediator is the new ‘modern’ way to sort out your Separation and Divorce. Our Mediators will guide you through the process in a safe and positive environment, and in many cases, we work with solicitors and family lawyers ourselves to obtain independent legal advice.
Divorce mediation services allow couples ending their marriage to negotiate and settle their divorce-related issues, such as property division, child arrangements, and spousal support, with the help of a neutral third-party mediator. Family mediators are trained to facilitate discussions between the couple and help them find mutually agreeable solutions to their disputes.
With our Mediators, both of you remain in control of discussions, but the process will remove the need for the constant back and forth of legal letters on issues. Many divorce settlements are resolved in just a few mediation sessions and without the need for court proceedings or a family law solicitor.
In a divorce mediation session, both parties have the opportunity to express their views and concerns and to work together to create a plan that suits their unique situation. The mediator’s role is to help guide the conversation, encourage productive communication, and provide legal aid and information if needed. Unlike the family court process, the mediation process is confidential and informal and allows for more flexibility in decision-making.
The mediation process typically starts with an initial assessment meeting, where both parties meet with the mediator to discuss the issues they need to resolve. The mediator will explain the mediation process and answer any questions. If the parties decide mediation is the best choice for them, they will then schedule one or more mediation sessions to work through their issues.
It’s worth knowing that the average cost of a divorce in the UK is £14,561 in legal fees and lifestyle costs. Using Mediation can massively reduce this figure, save you £ 000’s and, most importantly, reduce the stress and conflict for the family. One of our many mediators will work with you and draw up an ‘Open Financial Statement’ to give the courts an overview of your assets, together with a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ that outlines any mediation agreement reached.
We want what’s best for you and your family, and mediation will allow you to move positively on with your lives after an amicable divorce. We understand that you still may wish to use the services of a family lawyer, especially in complex cases which involve difficult aspects such as domestic abuse, but you should still consider using our specially trained team throughout the process. We have helped countless families to work through challenging divorces, and we know that our team can make your journey easier.
Divorce mediation services in the UK are regulated by the Family Mediation Council (FMC), which sets standards for the training and practice of mediators. If you are considering divorce mediation, it is important to choose a mediator registered with the FMC to ensure they meet the required standards of professionalism and expertise. At Your Family Mediation, all of our mediators are Fully Accredited and members of the FMC.
If you are going through the divorce process and think mediation could be right for you, our team should be your first port of call. We have many skilled and qualified mediators online and in person who can guide your divorce in a relaxed and collaborative way, ensuring you get the desired result.
We provide a free 15-minute consultation so that you can take a look at what we have to offer and decide on the best course of action for yourself. In our initial meeting, we will work to understand your situation so that our bespoke service ticks all of your boxes. Don’t struggle with the divorce process when our team are here to help. Contact us today either by phone or by filling in our contact form, and we will be happy to help. We look forward to hearing from you!
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