Mediation is an attractive, alternative approach to reaching an agreement when relationships break down.
Mediation has a number of advantages, including:
- Actively encouraging couples to reach an agreement
- Providing both parties an opportunity to express their views freely and openly
- Helping to develop channels for future communication, which are vital where children are involved.
- Ensuring that at all times, the couple remain in control of the process
- Being far more cost effective than the more traditional ways of involving solicitors, lenghty correspondonce and Court proceednigs
Mediation is a voluntary process in which the mediator or mediators remain impartial at all times.
The primary role of the mediator is to help the couple reach agreement.
The mediator will normally suggest that legal advice is obtained and that legal advice should be used to support the process.
Mediation can deal with :
- Assisting in the process of separation and divorce
- Resolving financial issues
- Resolving issues concerning children
Four members of Mundays Family Department are trained as mediators :
- Graham Coy
- Sarah Duckworth
- Veronica Gilmour
- Rachel Lemon
Graham, Sarah, Veronica and Rachel would be more than happy to discuss the process of mediation further and the timescales and costs involved if you would like to contact them.