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Family mediation

Due to recent changes in government thinking, family mediation is becoming the preferred method to resolve and prevent family disputes, especially where children are involved.  Agreements that have been freely negotiated can help restore communication, understanding and trust.

Family Mediation helps you resolve conflict and reach agreement on all issues surrounding separation, divorce or dissolution of civil partnership.

Primary mediation is a voluntary and confidential process which helps you reach joint decisions without the use of courts. It offers you a safe, neutral place where you and your ex-partner can meet with an impartial mediator to work out plans for the future.

Mediators do not tell you what to do but help you look at different options for sorting things out, so that you reach your own agreements about all aspects of your separation, divorce or dissolution, including arrangements for children, finances and property.

Who can use mediation?

Mediation is open to anybody affected by family breakdown including separation, divorce and dissolution of civil partnership. It is mostly used by parents or couples who are experiencing difficulties agreeing arrangements, regardless of age, race, nationality, sexuality, orientation, mobility, faith and other such factors. Mediation is also available to other family members, such as grandparents who may be having difficulties over contact arrangements, or step-parents who would like to support their new partner.

Paperweight can direct you to trained mediators, and where possible, can sit in with you during the sessions to bolster your confidence.

 

 

 

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