Family Mediation in Colchester, Chelmsford, Clacton, Central London and Billericay.
|We can provide and help you with the form you will need to enable you to apply to the Court (form FM1).
|We also offer legally aided mediation, subject to your financial circumstances. If you are eligible for legal aid then mediation will be free.
Family Mediation is a process of dispute resolution within Family proceedings in which an impartial mediator assists Parties involved in family breakdown, explore issues and any concerns that they have with a view to reaching their own joint decisions. Mediation encourages couples to consider their future relationships particularly in cases in which children are involved. There are four very important principles of mediation:
- Mediation is a voluntary process
- Mediators are impartial
- Decision making rests with the participants
- Mediation is confidential with the exception of cases involving concerns for child protection.
Mediation can cover a number of areas including arrangements for divorce, separation, children, finance and property, non confrontational discussion regarding pre-nuptial agreements. Establishing children's wishes and feelings. Mediators do not offer counselling or legal advice.
Participants will discuss any arrangements that have been agreed in the mediation with their own Solicitors who will then be involved in the implementation of any arrangements or agreements including the preparation of Court Orders.