Family mediation is a process that consists of you and your partner voluntarily making an appointment with a mediator to have a comprehensive discussion of all the possible social and financial implications of the breakdown of your civil partnership. Whether that is a separation, divorce, cohabitation or civil partnership, the issues that arise from this decision can have a big impact on not just you but also your children or other dependant and extended family members.
With Solent family mediation, you can ensure quick and comprehensive results from our mediators. Our service allows you to take appointments seven days a week, quickly and efficiently as well as pick the date, time and place of the meetings according to your convenience.
Because this is a voluntary process, the time spent mediating is fully dependant on the complexity of conflicts at hand, the intricacy of the resolution and the willingness of all parties involved. It can be resolved in anywhere from one meeting to just a few weeks but either which way, open communication, full commitment and professionalism on part of the mediator is guaranteed.
Essentially in methods of divorce and separation mediation, the mediator’s job is to conduct, not council, the discussions of a settlement in an unbiased, non judgmental manner while remaining sensitive to the emotional toll this can take on you and your ex partner as well as any children involved. All mediators are accredited in the highest standards of training and approach every client case impartially while maintaining complete confidentiality. The topics that are frequently disputedin such circumstances include; the division of finances, assets, property and other contractual agreements. In addition, aspects such as child care, visitation and custody become major subjects of discussion when minors are engaged.
With the exception of certain extenuating circumstances,the method of mediation is able to encompass almost all types of cases and disputes that arise from the legal dissolution of a relationship. The Ministry of Justice recognizes and endorses mediation as a crucial alternative and/or first step before opting for attorney services and court hearings. Unlike the expensive feat hiring a lawyer can be; mediation saves you quite a bit of money as both partners can divide the cost of one mediator. It is also a far more time efficient procedure can be scheduled around your routines rather than uprooting them.