Mediation is a voluntary process allowing a couple to discuss issues involved in the breakdown of a relationship and, with the help of a mediator, agree those issues between themselves without court proceedings.
The mediator is impartial; their role is to assist those involved to have constructive and amicable discussions and help them reach an agreement.
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What is family mediation?
Going through a family breakdown can be an extremely stressful time and can often be overwhelming for those involved. Our accredited and experienced family mediator can help guide separating couples through their options and support them in discussing and resolving the issues that result from their separation. Typically, those issues relate to the arrangements for their children or the division of their financial assets.
We have strong relationships with other professionals, such as financial advisors, accountants and family therapists. We can bring them into the mediation sessions if needed to help you understand the implications of the options for financial settlements or to help demystify some of the complexities of pensions.
For more information on the different types of mediation we offer, please see our mediation blog.
The family mediation voucher scheme is a time-limited scheme, set up by the government in response to COVID-19 to support recovery in the family court and to encourage more people to consider mediation as a means of resolving their disputes, where appropriate.
If you think that you could benefit from this scheme and are interested in finding out more information about our mediation services, then please contact our Family Mediator, Richard Buckley.
Family mediation service York, Sheffield & Leeds
We accept referrals from solicitors or individuals. To make a referral or ask us a question about mediation, you can get in touch with our by calling us on 0333 323 5292, or by filling in the enquiry form and letting us know a suitable time to call you back.