Disputes, Resolution & Mediation
In mediation, specially trained facilitators assist separating couples in resolving their dispute amicably. It is important to understand that the mediator is neutral in the process and does not give legal advice. Mediators are neutral and do not make recommendations or take sides.
In addition to being totally confidential, mediation can also be very cost-effective. During mediation, parties must consult external experts and bring their advice back into the mediation.
In the event an agreement is reached at mediation, heads of agreement are drawn up, and then each party must visit a solicitor and obtain formal terms of separation. A family specialist who has mediation training would be able to look at your mediated agreement sympathetically and non-adversarily, while still ensuring that all legal requirements are met. Family law solicitors can mediate between conflicting parties in order to achieve consensus.