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February 19, 2013

Family Mediation

Family Mediation

If you are considering divorce or separation, we recognise the uncertainty and anxiety that you may be facing. Our Bath-based team of experienced family lawyers are widely regarded for their family mediation.

Mediation is a process which enable parties to reach a settlement, whether in relation to children, financial matters or indeed all issues arising on family breakdown. Mediation can be especially helpful in reducing conflict and finding amicable solutions, benefiting you and your family.

Our family mediators are experts at handling all aspects of relationship breakdowns, taking a family-focused approach that encourages you and your partner to find the best solution for you both. We are also able to offer child inclusive mediation.

Mediation gives you more control throughout the process and can be more cost and time efficient than going to court.

How can we help?

Our family mediators can help you with:

  • Arrangements for your children
  • Financial settlements
  • Dividing property, pensions and income
  • Ongoing communication with your partner

We will help you identify what is important in difficult circumstances. With judges now frequently recommending mediation as an alternative to court, and government funding of divorce cases finished, it is a constructive, cost-saving and effective way forward.

How does mediation work?

Family mediation usually takes place with, you, your partner and one of our trained mediators, either in person or via video link. The aim of the process is to help you achieve longer-lasting considered solutions that enable you and your family to move forward with minimal stress or conflict.

Mediation can be more emotionally sensitive as it involves both parents to explore solutions together rather than through costly legal correspondence and negotiation. Although your solicitor will not normally be present, you can, however, take legal advice at any time, to help you reach or record a joint decision.

Our mediators are all family law solicitors but remain neutral throughout the discussion, with the key objective being a resolution for you both and for the family as a whole.

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