A great summary of the benefits of family mediation from Elaine Richardson. The main benefits are as follows:-
- It is more amicable
- You can take account of what is important to you
- It can cost significantly less
- It can be much quicker than going through the Courts.
If you want to find out more about how family mediation works please don’t hesitate to give me a call on 01865 294265.
Mediation is often not well understood by the family law community but it can be one of the most cost-effective and quickest ways to deal with the issues surrounding relationship breakdown. Mediation and non-court dispute resolution measures will always be most effective alongside advice from an expert family law solicitor.
Mediation, in the context of family issues, works because it is a choice: people come voluntarily to sort things out and this element of self-determination is a strength of the process. It is confidential - subject to the usual caveats regarding abuse - and it provides a private space where participants can think about how they can resolve issues.
The mediator will help participants to reach decisions by acting to keep a balance between them so that they can discuss things calmly.