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How Solent Family Mediation can help you

Divorce and separation family mediation is a method by which almost any family dispute can be resolved in a respectful, dignified manner that is mutually beneficial to all involved.

They promote free and open discussions between the people concerned as to first highlighteveryone’s needs and viewpoints.

By listening to all sides, the mediator can then offer comprehensive guidance to bring to attention all the possible solutions and outcomes of the case.

All aspects of parenting issues and family problems can be resolved using mediation. Divorcing or separating parents may need support relating to access to children, drawing up parental plans, dealing with the family home and division of assets as well as help with communication between parties and organising grandparents’ access to their grandchildren.

Our mediation service can be universally beneficial whether you are a mixed or same-sex couple, a grandparent or part of an extended family.

It is a cost effective process in which both parties can share the cost of one mediator who would approach all cases fairly and without any bias as mediators remain impartial.

Available seven days a week, this process is usually not very time consuming. And can take anywhere from one session to a just a few weeks depending on the complexity of a particular case. And the willingness of the clients.

Due to the fact that the mediator is unbiased and also can not supply lawful advice, each individual in the arbitration is advised to look for independent legal suggestions. He or she can assist in a variety of methods, including supplying lawful information as well as handling the process of economic disclosure, exploring settlement alternatives, truth testing these alternatives, as well as offering final documents on which an arrangement can be prepared.

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How Solent Family Mediation can save your family relationships

Often mediation leads to lesser resentment and better coexistence of all the parties involved as clients arrive at the final terms more peacefully, through amicable discussions.

Mediation is far less time consuming and a more cost effective method than potentially tedious legal proceedings.

The advantages of mediation consist of:

  • the ability to choose concerning child wardship and/or funds that are equally appropriate and well balanced to you both, while additionally prioritising the children throughout.
  • As issues can be managed in a practical manner throughout conferences, it is a cheaper way of attaining negotiation than taking part in costly Court proceedings or prolonged written settlements.
  • A versatile as well as all-encompassing method to trouble addressing that enables you to work at your own speed
    aids children see their parents complying to address issues in the future
  • It is feasible to include the assistance of other professional solutions, such as neutral family members specialists, as required.

Prior to starting mediation, the mediator will go over with each of you individually whether you want to attempt arbitration to settle future plans in between you, to ensure that you can each feel free to ask any kind of concerns concerning the process.
We can give an MIAM (i.e., if the Court/your lawyer has actually asked for that you attend an MIAM before submitting Court procedures).
We will arrange a joint conference if both of you are willing to come to arbitration after separate initial meetings. At the start of each meeting, we will certainly develop a schedule with each other to keep our conversations concentrated on your concerns.


The conciliator will certainly request certain relevant info from you in order to work toward an option that is finest for your specific situations, and will establish a day for a follow-up conference.
Conferences last roughly 1.5 hrs (3 to 5 sessions may be needed, however there can be essentially depending on your individual scenarios as well as dreams).
A mediation consultation can be arranged either before or after you see your very own lawyers (it is valuable to have had some legal guidance first). If you need guidance on certain issues that arise, you can both speak to your specific solicitors at any kind of time throughout the process.

Mediation wraps up (a) when your problems are dealt with; (b) when either of you determines not to continue with the process; or (c) when it is clear that mediation is not operating in your situation.
If the concerns are fixed, the arbitrator will certainly give you with written confirmation of your proposals (called a Memorandum of Understanding), which can work as the basis for an official arrangement prepared by your own solicitors, that will certainly deal with the rules of finalising this with the Court on your behalf if necessary.

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