Divorce mediation is about assisting you to reach agreement on issues around your own divorce and what is best for the both of you and your children. In mediation, you and your spouse meet with a neutral third party (the mediator) and with their help, you work through the issues you need to resolve so the two of you can end your marriage as amicably and cost effectively as possible.
The issues covered might include:
1. Money and assets
2. Child custody and access
3. Child Support/Maintenance
During mediation, the couple, with the help of the mediator, work out agreements on disputed issues. Sometimes these agreements come easily, sometimes they do not. When agreements are hard to reach, that is when the mediator intervenes. It is the mediator's role to keep the lines of communication open, encourage empathy and assist the couple in their decision-making process. Mediators help keep the couple focused on the issues at hand, trying not to get them off track. When divorcing couples get off track and stray away from the salient issues, chaos can ensue unless the conversation is managed effectively by a skillful mediator.
Mediation is flexible and confidential. It gives you and your spouse a way to settle the conflict between you in a way that helps you to work together as parents. This is extremely important if you have children and assists in promoting positive on-going communication between you and your ex-spouse after you are divorced.
A divorce mediator is neutral and doesn't 'work' for either parent. The mediator remains neutral no matter what the situation and does not give advice to either party.
What the mediator can do though, is assist the divorcing couple in formulating ideas that can eventually lead to agreements that will stand the test of time. That open and free exchange of information frees up both spouses to negotiate with each other in confidence. Because both spouses are working with the same base of information, it usually takes far less time to negotiate a resolution that makes sense to both parties.
Our process is fast and effective at a fixed fee. Call 01489 559694 for free initial telephone consultation.