A successful family mediation service that is cost effective, sensible and a realistic alternative to court action. All our mediators possess vast experience of family law disputes. Our legally trained mediators seek to create an unbiased environment in which conflicts are resolved amicably. The mediator will meet with both parties and discuss their concerns and help them reach mutual decisions on a range of issues such as children, housing and finance.
A typical divorce settlement through the court system can take more than a year to negotiate. Mediation is a way of resolving difficulties through joint meetings with the help of a legally trained, impartial mediator. Family mediation can save you time and money whilst reducing emotional distress. It also allows you to make decisions rather than having them imposed upon you by a court.
Any agreement made through family mediation only becomes legally binding after the court has considered and approved the application and granted a Consent Order.
If you are seeking an experienced legally trained mediator to help resolve a family dispute, please contact us to arrange a confidential discussion about your case.
The Woolf report (1996) describes mediation in the following terms:
“Mediation does not result in a determinative adjudication, but is perhaps best described as a form of facilitated negotiation where a neutral third party guides the parties to their own solution. Mediation can be used in a wide range of disputes, and in many cases produces an outcome which would not have been possible through the strict application of the law ” (ch 18, para 11).