Mediation Services for Couples from LGFL Ltd
Professional mediation can help resolve differences between you and your partner, and the arrangement of child and family solutions outside of court proceedings. Our mediation services can be a quick, cost-effective and (above all) a constructive method of alternative dispute resolution for all parties.
What is mediation?
Mediation is a process for you to discuss possible solutions with your former partner or spouse, following separation. The process is entirely voluntary. You and your former partner would attend at our Swallowfield offices, which provide a safe and neutral environment for them to have a conversation.
How does mediation work?
This meeting is chaired by an independent mediator. Both parties can deal with disclosure and discuss all areas arising as a result of the breakdown of their relationship. Issues to be discussed can include:
- Children issues
- The breakdown of the relationship
- Financial settlements
You can then take the outcome of mediated discussions to your own solicitor for independent legal advice.
How long does mediation take?
Mediation sessions generally last up to two hours. Mediation is always a voluntary process and can be terminated by either party at any point.
Who will be our mediator?
The mediator is an independent person to assist the discussions between you both, and your search for a solution. With mediation services from LGFL Ltd, our experienced Family Law practitioner will be there to assist you in these negotiations and discussions.
When can mediation take place?
Mediation is a process that can be open to couples at any point:
- During separation
- Whether court proceedings have commenced or not
- At any time during those court processes
- At any point during any separation
What happens after mediation?
If mediation is successful, then documentation can be prepared to take to your own advisors, or a Court, for the proposals that you have reached, to be written into some form of agreement or Court Order.
If you wish to discuss how mediation might help you and your family, and our mediation service charges, please contact Anne Leiper on 01189 735521 or via e-mail. Anne Leiper is a Resolution trained mediator working towards accreditation.