People often assume that their divorce or relationship breakdown will inevitably be fraught with tension and animosity – but this needn’t be the case.
So. how can family mediation help you?
Well, if you are struggling with a family law dispute, divorce or relationship break-up, have you ever considered that there might be a better way of sorting out your issues than going through the stressful and drawn-out court process?
Here at specialist divorce and family law firm Bonallack and Bishop, we are convinced that family mediation is, for the right couple, a much better way of resolving your issues – saving you money, speeding up the process and significantly reducing bitterness and stress – and most importantly, less distressing for any children involved.
We have 2 family mediators who are both experienced family lawyers – and we’re here to help you.
Does family mediation suit everyone?
In short, no. The family mediation approach is sadly not suited to all couples . In particular, a high level of openness and honesty, as well as a willingness to compromise, are needed to make mediation work – hidden agendas will usually bring about the failure of any attempt to mediate.
In mediation no one gets blamed, and the mediator is not there to take sides or advise either of you (that’s a job for your own solicitor). Any mediator must stay entirely neutral.
However, if you are willing to work together to reach a mutually beneficial and agreeable solution, mediation can produce great results.
So, before you make your decision, you’ll need to speak to an experienced family mediator to see if it’s right for you.
But don’t worry if mediation won’t work for you – our family lawyers are equally able to help you solve your family law problems using the traditional court based approach.
Will my lawyer attend mediation sessions with me?
Family mediation does not need each party have their own lawyer present during discussions. Instead ex partners work together towards a settlement with the help of their mediator. However, when an agreement is finally reached, especially when it comes to financial issues following divorce, before the settlement can be made legally binding, parties will need to receive legal advice.
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Worried about how to resolve your family law or relationship breakup problems? A simple free phone call with one of our team could put your mind at rest.
To find out more about how family mediation can help your relationship breakdown – simply call us on Andover  364433 or email us using the form below and book your FREE first 30 minute appointment;
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Bonallack and Bishop,
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Tel: Andover (01264) 364433