Financial Mediation helps couples reach a solution about the division of wealth and ongoing financial support. Finding a reasonable financial solution without employing lawyers avoids the expensive and lengthy process of going to court.
We understand that money is a very emotive issue. However in order for mediation to work, you will both need to be open and honest about your respective financial positions.
During financial mediation you will be asked to prepare open financial statements which sets out your individual financial status. During mediation sessions you will be able to ask each other questions in a calm, unhostile, unbiased environment. This often speeds up the process and allows you to find a fair solution avoiding the costs associated with the traditional legal routes.
Mediation is not the same as legal advice however it can work effectively alongside the legal process. When you reach a financial solution, a Memorandum of Understanding is drawn up. You would take this to your solicitors for them to have a court order drawn up to reflect the proposals. You would not then need to go to court yourselves.
The average number of financial mediation sessions is three to five sessions although arrangements may be resolved in fewer or more sessions.
Separating is a stressful and worrying time for both parents and children. It is important that parents work out the best arrangements as quickly and amicably as possible so that the children are settled and everybody knows what is happening.
As parents you will know what would work for your child better than anybody else. However when you are separating communication between parents is hard and other emotional issues often cloud conversation and judgment.
A mediator will be impartial, they will help you to communicate and structure your discussions, give you information and make suggestions.
We are qualified to speak to your children directly providing you both feel this would be beneficial. The mediator can chat with your child about his or her thoughts and feelings. This allows the child to provide their opinions to a neutral person. This can be particularly helpful if a child is saying different things to each parent.
The mediator would advise the parents of the child’s feelings and both parents would use information to find the best solution for everyone.
We ask that if you come to mediation, you are committed to listening to what each other thinks would work, and that you recognise that mediation isn’t necessarily going to be easy.
All Issues family Mediation is the mediation process when couples who are separating need to resolve issues surrounding both finances and children’s arrangements.
A mediator will help you both structure your discussions so you are able to logically work though the many issues in a neutral, safe, calm environment without the expensive and lengthy process of going to court.
When children are involved it is important that the best arrangements are found as quickly and amicably as
possible. Finding the best solution quickly is imperative so that the children are settled and everybody knows what is happening. All too often this process can be drawn out by disagreements over the division of financial assets and ongoing support.
Money is a very emotive issue. In order for mediation to work you will both need to be open and honest about
your respective financial positions. During financial mediation you will be asked to prepare open financial statements which set out your respective financial situations.
A mediator will be impartial, they will help you to communicate and structure your discussions, logically working through your issues to help you find fair solutions as quickly as possible.