Family mediation – what do you need to know?

Family mediation – what do you need to know?

What does a family mediator do? The mediator’s role is help a separated couple reach a mutual decision. The mediator facilitates discussion, explores solutions and helps both parties find a workable settlement. There are two types of mediators. Consider whether you see a lawyer-mediator (i.e. legally trained) or a non-lawyer mediator (i.e. a ...

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Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator – A review

Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator – A review

The documentary has raised the profile of family mediation and provided some insight into what can go on behind closed doors. There were a cross-section of family disputes to include: marital breakdown, division of financial assets, and arrangements for a child. As a practising family and divorce mediator, my interest was more in highlighting the [...

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Advantages of family mediation

Advantages of family mediation

Mediation can take a broader approach than litigation, addressing issues individual to the people involved, which allow for more creative and personalised solutions. Other advantages include: You both decide the pace of progress by scheduling more or less frequent appointments, which are not subject to the same timetabling issues as court proceedin...

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