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Is mediation right for you?

Many people are not sure whether mediation is going to be a suitable way of helping them to resolve matters that are important to them. It can seem like a very daunting and unknown process. This blog post sets out some common questions people raise when considering whether mediation will be right for them. We

A Guide to the Family Mediation Process

Are you thinking about mediation? Are you worried and feeling unsure about what will be involved? If so, here is a general overview of the process to help put your mind at rest and assist you in feeling more prepared. The process starts off with an initial call from you to enquire about setting up

How can you mediate if you don’t know what the assets are worth?

That was the question that was put to me by another lawyer recently after I expressed astonishment that legal costs in the long-running Quan v Bray divorce had reached £7m. “You know what doesn’t cost £7m?” I asked. “Mediation.” “I wonder whether it’s possible to mediate without establishing the factual matrix and asset base” he replied. On the face

Child Inclusive Mediation

My colleague Lauren Guy recently wrote a blog about the Voice of the Child in Dispute Resolution processes, which highlighted that in most separations the children are the main worry and concern for parents. Parents going through the emotional trauma of a divorce or relationship breakdown want to protect their children as much as possible

Family Consultants and mediation

An interview with Kim Crewe The role of a family consultant may not be something that people are familiar with or even considered might be able to assist to resolve family disputes.  Family Law Partners recognise the importance of introducing a family consultant to couples who have decided to separate or divorce as a way

Mediation and Parenting Plans

How Mediation can be used to help draw up a Parenting Plan On day four of Family Mediation Week 2018, our family mediation experts look at how mediation can be useful in drawing up and agreeing parenting plans. What is Mediation? Mediation is a non-court dispute resolution process for couples who are experiencing a relationship

Myths of Mediation

True or false –  which of these comments about mediation are true and which are false? Mediation is about Reconciliation FALSE – mediation is a process designed to help couples reach an agreement about the arrangements for their separation without the need to go through contested court proceedings. It is a form of dispute resolution.