WHY MEDIATION?

Time, money and stress can be minimized by resolving issues via mediation. In addition, you are in control of the process. It is up to you both to decide what to discuss in mediation and how to come to an arrangement that is acceptable to you both.

Mediation is voluntary. However, you cannot apply to the court to decide family issues without attending a session with a Mediator, called a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM for short).  This meeting shows that you have considered mediation as an option to resolve your dispute. For further information, see MIAMs and the Law.

The proposals reached by you both will be recorded  by the Mediator in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU can be used to draw up a legally binding agreement with the assistance of a solicitor. As all the hard work has been done by you in mediation, this stage should be quick and painless.

 

MEDIATION PROCESS

CONCERNS

FINANCES/HOME/CHILDREN

DISCUSS

MEDIATOR FACILITATES EXCHANGE OF IDEAS

SETTLE

WORKABLE SOLUTION

 

WHAT IS FAMILY MEDIATION?

Family mediation assists couples to resolve issues following relationship breakdown.

Issues may relate to children or property and finances.

Common concerns relating to children may include arrangements for where your children will live, how often they will see the non-resident parent, how to decide what schools they may attend, or what religion they will follow.

Financial topics may concern what happens to the family home, how much maintenance may need to be paid, how any pensions may be divided, what will be written into your wills.

The mediation process is your process and the mediator is there to offer support, focus and resolution. The mediator is impartial and has professional training in dealing with conflict and emotional situations. The mediator is experienced in the relevant law and legal processes ensuring that decisions made are informed and workable. 

 
Contact

Kew Mediation

14 Priory Road

Richmond

Surrey

TW9 3DF

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Tel: 07932 653067

kewmediation@gmail.com