Stone King is pleased to highlight how mediation can help families cope with divorce and separation ahead of an annual information week.

Family Mediation Week takes place from 17-22 January.

It aims to raise awareness of the benefits of mediation which can work so well for separating couples.

Stone King’s Family & Mediation Team, based at Upper Borough Court in the city centre, has been recommending and facilitating mediation to its clients for many years.

The team is offering free half-hour information slots as part of the awareness week so anyone interested can find out more.

Lawyer Rebecca Eels said:

“Our Family & Mediation Team has three skilled and highly experienced mediators who seek to help separating couples make the best decisions for both themselves and their families.

“We know that divorce and separation can be a highly stressful time but, by using a skilled mediator, we have found that many couples find it less emotional and are so able to focus on good outcomes for themselves and any children.

“The process can also help to minimise cost and delay when resolving issues following separation.

“We would encourage anyone who is considering separation or divorce to contact us and find out more about how mediation can help them, it is not just for those with children and many couples find it extremely beneficial.”

Mediators are highly trained in communication techniques.

These help couples and parents reduce conflict and encourage them to find realistic positive solutions that work.

Children’s views can be heard in mediation and this helps them process what can be a very turbulent time.

“When adults are separating or divorcing the emotions of how they can feel about each other can unfortunately override the needs of their children,” added Rebecca. 

“But trained mediators can listen to the children’s voice independently then feed back to the parents, this helps them make decisions knowing that their children have been heard and listened to.”

For more on Family Mediation Week, including videos and more information about mediation, click here.

To book a free mediation information slot at Stone King please contact Sam Pinker at SamPinker@stoneking.co.uk or call 01225 485735.

To contact Stone King’s Family and Mediation Team please click here.