What are the benefits of family mediation?

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.