How can family mediation help?

How can family mediation help?

All the research tells us that long-term legal arguments cause real damage to families, especially when children are involved.

This is why more and more people are opting for family mediation. It’s collaborative rather than adversarial. Unlike lawyers who inevitably look at the dispute from their client's point of view, mediators work with both of you so that they can see the whole picture. As a result you can make progress much more quickly than through the traditional solicitor route.

In just a few sessions, you will find fair and practical solutions to questions such as:

  • Where is everyone going to live?
  • What’s going to happen to the home?
  • How much time will the children spend with each of us?
  • What’s going to happen at Christmas and in the holidays after divorce?
  • What about all the other finances - like savings and investments, pensions, debts and possessions?
  • How will we afford to live, both now and into the future?

Amazing what mediation can do. Talking things out with a mediator really does help

Your next step…

Your next step…

Family mediation starts with a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (a MIAM). This is dedicated time for you to tell us about your situation from your own point of view. We explain in detail how mediation works and start thinking carefully about the emotional and financial implications for your family. You can meet with a mediator at any of our offices across Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Devon & Somerset.

I liked the way that mediation was non-confrontational and provided an easier way to reach a fair and reasonable outcome


Understanding Family Mediation