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What Is Family Mediation?

Understanding Family Mediation

Family mediation is a process that helps families resolve disputes outside of court. It provides a neutral, confidential and informal environment where both parties can work together to find a solution that suits everyone involved. The mediator facilitates discussions, helping to identify the issues, clarify misunderstandings and explore possible solutions. Our mediators are trained professionals who do not take sides, offer advice or make decisions for the parties. Instead, they guide the parties towards reaching agreements, which can be written in a legally binding document. 

Resolving family matters can be complicated and stressful, and sometimes it is more comfortable for the parties involved to attend an online mediation session. At Your Family Mediation, we strive to understand your family’s needs, helping everyone involved to reach an agreement quickly and effectively. Not all family mediation sessions are the same, and being open and honest during the process will lead to the best results.

The Role Of Family Mediators

A family mediator facilitates discussions between parties to help them resolve their disputes. They do not take sides or offer legal advice, but help parties identify their common goals and find mutually acceptable solutions. Our mediators are trained professionals who are neutral, impartial and confidential. They are experienced in managing conflict and have the skills to help parties communicate effectively, explore their options and reach a resolution that works for everyone involved. Ideally, our trusted family mediators can assist you without resulting in legal aid, saving you and your family the time and hassle involved with family court proceedings.

Who Can Benefit From Family Mediation?

Family mediation is beneficial for any family members who are experiencing a conflict or dispute. It can be used in various situations, including separation and divorce, child custody and access, financial arrangements, and property disputes. Mediation is particularly useful for families who want to maintain an amicable relationship and avoid the stress, cost and time associated with court proceedings. Mediation can be used at any stage of the dispute resolution process, from before court proceedings begin to after court orders have been made. 

If you are going down the legal route, mediation can be utilised to create a memorandum of understanding outlining what both parties have agreed to. This can expedite the legal process as there is already something in place that both parties are happy with, allowing the official paperwork process to begin immediately.

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The Mediation Process

The mediation process typically begins with an assessment meeting with the mediator, who will explain the process, provide the mediation information you need, and assess whether mediation suits the parties involved. If mediation is deemed suitable, the mediator will schedule a series of mediation sessions. During the mediation sessions, the mediator will help the parties to identify the issues, explore possible solutions, and work towards a mutually acceptable agreement. The parties may have their lawyers present during the mediation sessions, but this is not mandatory. If an agreement is reached, the mediator will draft a written agreement that is legally binding. If no agreement is reached, the parties may still pursue court proceedings. 

The family mediation service may differ greatly depending on the situation in-hand, as situations involving domestic abuse, child arrangements and financial issues will require a specially trained mediator and must be handled carefully to ensure that the result has everyone’s best interests involved.

Choosing The Right Family Mediator

Choosing the right family mediator is an important decision that can have a significant impact on the outcome of the mediation process. It is important to choose a mediator who is experienced in family law and has the necessary training, skills and qualifications to manage the mediation process effectively. It is also important to choose a mediator who is impartial, neutral and confidential and who can create a safe and comfortable environment for the parties to communicate and negotiate. 

When you choose a mediator at Your Family Mediation, you can rest assured that you have chosen the right mediator for the job. Our team can carry our child-inclusive mediation and family law disputes; just speak with us to see what we can do for you.

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Get Started Today!

Don’t wait around if you need family mediation services. We aim to be flexible and convenient for all of your needs, and we have years of experience helping with all different types of mediation. You may even be eligible for the family mediation voucher scheme, allowing you to access our services without the costs involved. 

Give our team a call or fill out our contact form if you are looking to get started. We look forward to hearing from you.

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