Family Mediation Service Cumbria

Why Family Mediation?

Mediation between family members may be needed to solve conflicts or disagreements that are not being resolved by the individual members themselves. A professional voice of reason is often required to listen and divulge advice from a non biased standpoint.

 

Who benefits?

Almost anyone can benefit from family mediation, especially those who need practical solutions to disputes. Mediation is a voluntary process where both parties need to feel comfortable in talking to the mediators. The following examples are of the type of clients mediation could benefit:

  • Couples- divorces, separation, counselling.
  • Children- child support agreements, living arrangements.
  • Parents- separated parents can discuss assets, savings, shares and investments.
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Mediation

The process of mediation and length of time needed for completion varies from client to client. Appointments can be a single time or continue for months, depending on the severity of the dispute and the willingness of the client to solve their problems. It is recommended that both parties be in the same room together for mediation, however it is understood that sometimes this is not possible. Therefore, sole/shuttle can be available for clients who wish to remain separate during mediation. The benefits from this are:

  • Relationships including domestic violence
  • Keeps emotions out of settlements
  • Gives plenty of time to make decisions without another party's influence
 

The Mediators

Our mediators are fully trained and insured to give clients mediation sessions of the highest quality. Their non-biased advice ensures that clients are fully satisfied and given mediation sessions that can be successful for both parties. The mediators listen attentively and are fully committed to formulating the best possible outcome for all involved. Confidentiality is of the up most importance with every mediator who can listen to the worries and problems of both parties with each client knowing what they have divulged is kept secure.

 

Costs

Using family mediation may be a more cost effective method of solving disputes rather than going to court. Using the courts can be stressful, time consuming and costly, whereas using mediation is a method many solicitors would advise to consider first. Each mediation process is different, both parties need to agree to the mediation and only then can an initial inquiry go ahead where costs can be discussed.

 

Conclusion

Family mediation is a useful tool for many clients who find going through courts a daunting process. Mediators are impartial and work together with their clients to find the simplest and best conclusion to any dispute.