Family Mediation Service in Derby and Ilkeston: for a swifter resolution to family disputes
A Family Mediation Service is where an impartial, trained mediator works with a separating couple to try and help them achieve a workable solution that meets both parties needs. It can be used for a variety of situations, for example, in resolving financial disputes or making arrangements for children.
It is now a legal requirement that separating or divorcing couples should consider mediation to try and resolve the dispute before going to Court. The only exception is for cases where there is domestic violence or social services are involved.
At Robinsons Solicitors, we understand that most couples have tried everything before deciding to go their separate ways and in many cases communication has broken down. As a result, couples often feel that the only way to achieve a suitable resolution is to go to court. Our Family Mediation Service is designed to help restore communication and bring about a swifter, more amicable and affordable resolution to family disputes.
Our expert team of Family Mediators meet with both parties and work to identify and resolve those issues you can’t agree on. Mediators are neutral and don’t take sides. Nor do we give advice on your individual positions – instead we usually recommend that you both obtain legal advice alongside the mediation process.
Our Family Mediation Service gives you more control, helping you and your partner to make decisions that are right for you both and your family. Every decision about matters affecting you and your family are made through negotiation with you both – not by the mediators, and certainly not by lawyers or judges.
This helps to reduce conflict it has less of an impact on any children, takes a lot less time than pursuing cases through the Courts and almost always costs significantly less than going to Court.
Ultimately, our Family Mediation Service aims to rebuild trust, open communication channels and encourage co-operation. When couples do opt to use our Family Mediation Service, not only can you save a lot of time and money, helping you both to move forward with your lives, but you will also retain control and dignity.
Robinsons Solicitors Family Mediation Service has a contract with the Community Legal Service enabling us to conduct family mediation for publicly funded clients as well as private clients.