Family Mediation

Are you hoping to preserve the relationship between you and your ex-partner?

Are you hoping to find a better way to communicate for the benefit of the children?

Do you want to avoid a court room and a Judge making a decision about your family?

If so, mediation might be what you are looking for.

What is mediation?

This is a future focussed process which does not look at the reasons why the relationship broke down but how both parties can move forward.

It can also be used for couples embarking on a relationship and who wish to discuss and agree arrangements for living together.

What can it be used for?

It can be used to discuss  living  together, separation, divorce, arrangements for the children and financial arrangements moving forward. 

What does a mediator do?

The mediator will meet with you and your ex-partner separately to ensure that your situation is suitable for mediation and that both of you wish to mediate. If everybody is happy to continue then there will be a joint meeting. The mediator will help you identify the issues and help you reach an agreement.  

Will the mediator tell me what to do?

A mediator is trained to help you and your ex-partner reach an agreement and discuss your options and the workability of those options.  

Do I need a solicitor?

Although a mediator can provide information they do not advise you on how a judge would decide the case. Many people use a solicitor at certain stages of the process to be confident that the settlement they reach is in their best interests.

How much does it cost?

The initial joint session is charged at the sum of £420.00 inc. VAT for a 90 minute session or £210.00 each (if costs are to be shared equally between you and your ex-partner).   Depending on the complexity of the case and issues it usually takes around 3 – 5 sessions. You will also be charged for preparation of the financial summary and the document setting out the agreement reached.

 Call for an initial meeting with Sara Ismail, Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer.

 

                    

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