As a mediation service our team of expert mediators are accredited through the Family Mediation Council and members of either the College of Mediators, Resolution, National Family Mediation or Family Mediation Assocation.
Our client managers are on hand to explain how mediation works, what the cost of mediation is and if we can use legal aid and/or vouchers for your case.
Mediation not only supports couples and families going through a divorce, but those experiencing separations in many other ways such as civil partnerships or same sex partners.
A MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting) is a meeting that individuals must attend before they can make an application to court for certain types of family cases in England and Wales. The purpose of a MIAM is to provide individuals with information about the benefits of mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, and to assess whether mediation or another form of ADR would be appropriate for their case.
During a MIAM, a trained mediator will meet with the parties separately and together to discuss the issues in their case and to determine whether they are willing and able to participate in mediation. The mediator will also explain the mediation process and answer any questions the parties may have.
If the mediator determines that mediation is not suitable, they will provide the parties with a certificate that they can use to proceed to court. However, if the mediator believes that mediation would be appropriate, they will encourage the parties to participate in the process and will help them to find a suitable mediator if they decide to go ahead with it.
In a family mediation session, a neutral third party mediator facilitates communication and negotiation between members of a family in order to resolve conflicts or disputes. The mediator helps the family members identify and understand their concerns, develop options for resolving the disputes, and make agreements. The goal of the mediation is to help the family reach a mutually acceptable resolution that addresses the needs and interests of all parties involved. The process is typically confidential and non-binding, meaning that the agreements reached are not legally enforceable unless they are put into a legally binding document. Mediation can be used to resolve a wide range of family issues, such as child custody, property division, and financial disputes.
We offer mediation to all, regardless of age, race, nationality, sexuality, mobility, faith, and other factors. For those, whose first language is other than English, interpreter services can be provided.
Based on the experience gained during the Covid period and client feedback we continue to deliver mediation online.
For some cases face to face delivery is needed. The team at the time of booking and then the mediator, during the delivery of your case will advise on the options available and the best approach for your case. Our online mediation means we are open to everyone who needs our support in England and Wales, we also have locations across the East of England, including:
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How To Book
We have three ways they you can make contact with the Trust quickly and confidentially, they are: