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Mediation can help couples who have decided to separate or divorce to work things out together.

Mediators are trained to help you reach an agreement about how to make the best arrangements for the future. What makes our Resolution mediators special is that they are also qualified and practicing solicitors who understand the law as well as being trained as mediators. Our mediators will help identify and resolve the issues of conflict between you whilst remaining impartial.

Your mediator will meet with you and your partner together and will assist you in reaching an agreement in relation to issues such as the arrangements for any children or how finances will be organised.

Our impartial mediators can give you information and guidance to make your own choices about the best way forward to assist you both in reaching practical and fair solutions for you and your family.

Most couples usually need between two and six 1½ hour sessions to work through the process. We will tailor make your mediation package to suit the needs of your family.

Mediation can ease the pain of family breakdown by crucially saving on the costs of otherwise expensive court proceedings. It can assist you in making informed decisions that are right for your circumstances. Mediation can also reduce tension and hostilities when it is necessary to maintain a constructive dialogue which is essential when children are involved.

Rather than involving the courts and having potentially lengthy involvement with two lawyers, you have a potentially calmer and more amicable option to resolve and agree your arrangements which will put you in control and provide better value for money.

Did you know?

Laws introduced since 22 April 2014 now require couples who wish to use the court process to resolve any issues upon which they disagree to show that they have found out about other forms of dispute resolution before they can apply for a court order. These could be about children, money or property. Couples must do this by attending a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) with a specially qualified family mediator.

Please contact Danielle Peters, who will be able to provide further information.

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