What is Mediation?

If you are thinking about mediation and are not sure what it’s about, we’re here to help you. Mediation is a process that helps people sort out the issues that often arise as a result of the breakdown of a relationship. This might include dealing with arrangements for children, reaching a financial settlement and improving communication. It is different from going to court or using a solicitor to negotiate on your behalf.

There are some unique features to mediation:

It is voluntary – once you’ve attended a confidential information and assessment meeting, it’s entirely up to you to choose if you want to go ahead.

It is confidential – this means you agree to keep the discussions private. This will help you to be more creative in working out options because you know that any idea and possible solution is not legally binding until you are ready to take this step, generally after having had advice from a solicitor.

It is impartial – the mediator will remain neutral and not take sides. This is why the mediator cannot give you any legal advice, but can provide legal information.

It is your solution – you stay in control of the outcome at all times. You will not be made to do anything that you don’t agree to, which is different from what might happen at court.

Why Mediation?

What is mediation?

Mediation is a process that helps people sort out the issues that often arise as a result of the breakdown of a relationship. It is different from going to court or using a solicitor to negotiate on your behalf. more...

My solicitor has referred me

Your may have been referred to us by your solicitor for a number of different reasons. Whatever the reason we are here to help you come to a decision. more...

Cost of Mediation

Compared to using a solicitor, mediation is an extremely cost effective way of dealing with the issues that may arise following a separation. You may be eligible for Legal Aid. more...

Benefits of Mediation

Summed in five simple words.

  • Simplicity
  • Speed
  • Creativity
  • Control
  • Communication

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I want to try mediation

You do not need a solicitor to come to mediation. You can contact Focus Family mediation yourself to find out all about mediation before deciding whether you want to go ahead. more...

Child Consultation

Sometimes parents disagree about what is best for their children. One way of dealing with this is for the child or children to become involved in the mediation by talking directly with the mediator. more...

Contact Us

Call us on 0114 230 0905 or
email on info@focusfamilymediation.co.uk