family dispute mediation

Separation is a very difficult and stressful time for the whole family. Important decisions need to be made when couples are often emotional drained and unclear of what the future holds for them. It is a difficult time, but with the assistance of a good family mediator, issues can be raised and dealt with offering an acceptable and workable solution for all concerned.

Parenting and finance are often the main issues separating couples have. Staying close to their children and being involved in their day to day lives is a concern often expressed by the non-residential parent. Normally one or two session are spent on the parenting plan, taking into account ages and needs of the children as well as the parents. Plans vary as families do and it is the role of the mediator to manage a parenting plan that takes into account all the needs and voices and of the whole family.

Finances are another key area of any couple separating. Through the process of mediation, budgets and living expenses, as well as incomes and pension details will need to be brought into the mediation; full disclosure is needed to assist this process.

On completion a written agreement can be drawn up and the parties then have a further option of making it binding.

Who will benefit from Family mediation?

  • Parents - prior to and after separation.
  • The separating couple
  • Grandparents
  • Parents and adult children
  • Close family relatives and friends.