An introduction to Mediation from Kate Ward
An introduction to Mediation from Kate Ward

4 October 2023

Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process helping couples who have decided to separate or divorce, make arrangements for their future. A Mediator is neutral and will not give legal advice or make decisions for you.  We can provide you with legal information and help you to identify the issues you need to resolve, consider different arrangements and test the practicality of those arrangements to ensure that they work for your family.

Whether you are a married or an unmarried couple, separated or still living together, parents or another family member, mediation can help you to:

Decide terms for separation/divorce;

M​ake arrangements for your children;

Make financial provision for yourselves and/or children;

Decide how the family home and other property and assets should be shared.

 

Mediation:

Reduces conflict and tension;

Improves communication, understanding and co-operation;

Allows you to make decisions together according to your particular circumstances;

Is swifter, more cost effective and less stressful than court proceedings;

Can be done alongside individual legal advice.

 

Clients wishing to instruct a Mediator can make contact directly with Phillips or be referred via a solicitor. We would then make contact with each of you individually to provide initial information about the mediation process and answer any questions you may have. If you wish to move to the next stage, we will book you into a 45-minute one-to-one meeting, also known as a ‘Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting.’ You are under no obligation to commence mediation sessions after this meeting,  it is entirely your decision.

 

Kate Ward recently joined the Haymarket Family Mediation team and is keen to hear from you.

Get in touch with Kate on: [email protected] | 01256 854652

 

 

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