Family Law Services
Family Mediation

Trying to reach an agreement over parenting arrangements and financial matters after a separation or divorce can be tough. Family Mediation may be the answer for you and your family.

Family Mediation provides the support you need to try reach a compromise and an agreement with your ex-partner or spouse.

Our team provide specialist Family Mediation Services to clients. If you have questions about how Family Mediation works, we can answer your questions and guide you through the process of Mediation.

Initial Telephone Discussion

Our highly experienced solicitors will provide expert advice and assist you. Please call us for an initial no-charge discussion on 01256 460830 or email us at [email protected].

The Benefits of Family Mediation

Family Mediation has many advantages, including:

  • Mediation can work around you and can take place in person or by Zoom
  • It is normally quicker and cheaper than Court proceedings
  • The Mediator is impartial. Their role is to help you reach an agreement
  • You reach an agreement rather than have a decision imposed on you by a Judge
  • Mediation can be less stressful than Court
  • Your Family Law Solicitor can help you convert your mediated Agreement into a binding Court Order

To discuss how Mediation can help your family, call our specialist Family Mediation team.

Who can Family Mediation Help?

Family Mediation can help resolve a whole range of Family Law related issues, whatever the legal status of your relationship. Family Mediation can help resolve Family Law conflicts involving:

  • Financial and property disputes arising out of divorce and separation.
  • Unmarried relationships where there are conflicts over children or property or other assets.
  • Civil partnerships and you cannot reach an agreement over a financial settlement or parenting arrangements.
  • Disputes between parents over their children.
  • Extended family such as grandparents wanting to resolve grandparent contact with grandchildren.

Our experienced Family Mediators will talk to both parties to discuss whether Family Mediation is suitable for your family.

Family mediation may not be suitable if, for example, you are concerned about child abduction and urgent risk to your children or if you fear your husband or wife is selling assets to defeat your financial claims. If you have experienced domestic violence in your relationship then Family Mediation may still be suitable if arrangements can be made to ensure that you feel safe during the Mediation sessions and able to engage in the sessions. There are lots of options available to help make Mediation work for you, such as Shuttle Mediation, where you do not have to be in the same room.

Our Mediators will discuss Mediation options with you in a Mediation Information and Assessment (MIAM) meeting to see if Mediation could work for you. If Mediation is right for you, we will arrange the sessions.

What can Family Mediation Resolve?

Family Mediation can resolve a whole range of Family Law issues, including:

  • Residence arrangements for children.
  • Contact with children after parental separation or divorce.
  • Relocation of children overseas with one parent where the other parent does not agree to the children’s’ planned move abroad.
  • Specific children related issues, such as whether children should be privately educated and the choice of school.
  • Grandparent contact.
  • Parental responsibility.
  • Financial settlements after the end of an unmarried relationship including property ownership and claims for housing where there are dependent children.
  • Financial settlements after the end of a married relationship or civil partnership, including helping resolve who stays in the family home, if the family home should be sold, payment of spousal maintenance and the division of pensions, business assets and other property.
  • Negotiating family relationship agreements, such as Cohabitation Agreements or Prenuptial Agreements.

If you are not sure if Family Mediation can help you, talk to one of our Family Mediators.

Our Fees

Where possible we will offer a fixed fee, so you will know what the costs are from the start. For more complex or uncertain projects, we will provide you with an estimate of the likely fees involved and keep you updated throughout the matter.

How to get in contact

Our Family Mediators and Family Law Solicitors are on hand to provide expert advice and assist you wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion on 01256 460830 or email [email protected].

Our offices are based in Basingstoke and we assist clients across the country.

Haymarket Family Mediation is a part of Phillips Solicitors.

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What to expect
Clear, straightforward advice

We aim to keep legal jargon to a minimum and guide you through the process in a manner that is easy to understand.

Highly qualified

Our highly-skilled solicitors offer tailored, strategic solutions to even the most complex matters, ensuring you receive the guidance and support you need.

Progression of your case

We will be by your side throughout every stage of the process and will provide you with regular updates and advice along the way.

No surprises

We communicate thoroughly with you from the outset to ensure that we fully understand your individual needs. This allows us to accurately quote for your matter leaving you without any unexpected surprises and fees further down the line.

Transparent pricing

We provide our clients with a concise and transparent breakdown of costs from the outset of the matter and throughout any subsequent stages. This enables you to build faith and trust in us early on to form a lasting relationship.

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