Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes without need for costly contested court proceedings. It involves using an independent third party – a specialist family mediator – to help the parties reach a fair and acceptable outcome. Mediation is a voluntary process and can only take place if you and your spouse/partner agree. Confidential discussions are not disclosed outside the mediation, nor can they be referred to in Court proceedings. There is, however, no such thing as confidential financial disclosure. Mediation has many benefits: enabling you to retain responsibility for your life and ownership of important decisions, reducing hostility, bitterness and misunderstandings, improving communication between yourselves and promoting positive co-parenting.
For more information about mediation please contact Simon Pigott: [email protected]