Supporting you through Mediation
There is a common misconception that mediation is about trying to put a relationship back together. It is not a form of counselling but is a forward looking process designed to help couples, who are separating, to reach an agreement over all aspects of their separation. Going to Court can be costly and reaching an agreement through mediation can be a cost effective and less time-consuming way to settle your divorce.
Mediation is voluntary
Mediation is voluntary, so you have both got to be willing to give it a go. Usually, the mediator will provide an introductory appointment to explain the process in more detail and to understand which areas the couple wish to discuss within the mediation – whether it is sorting out financial matters or arrangements for the children, or both.
Typically, there will be three or four sessions of mediation to reach an agreement. Both of you will have your own separate legal advice outside of the mediation process so that you can be sure that you are reaching a fair and workable outcome. Our Family Team can support you throughout the mediation process providing legal advice and drawing up the necessary divorce or separation paperwork when the mediation is concluded.
If you wish to find out more, please contact a member of our Family Law team.