Family Mediation

In family mediation a couple with a marital dispute appoints a third party to act as a 'mediator". This mediator uses a process of negotiation and compromise to agree a solution that is satisfactory to both parties.

When adopted in divorces the mediation process can keep the dispute away from the courts. It can also put less pressure on those involved in the dispute, including other members of the family. With mediation thins tend to move forward more amicably, positively and at a quicker pace.

Avoiding court also means no court costs, and that alone can encourage couples to go down the family mediation route. However  for some couples mediation is no longer an option but a requirement. From April 2011 divorcing couples going to court to debate finances on divorce, must undergo a Mediation Assessment.

Mediation does not mean you should not seek the best legal advice available, in fact it is essential you do consult a solicitor, to ensure you know exactly how to use the mediation process to your advantage. Family Law Southampton will provide the best legal advice on mediation, we can help you decide if mediation it is the best option for you, and if so, refer an expert mediator and advise you on your best actions throughout the process.

If family mediation sounds like an approach you would like to consider then contact Family Law Southampton. We will give you the best legal advice in Southampton, provide confidential advice and tailored instruction in the mediation process.


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