Barclay DeVere Family Mediation Options and Help for resolving

Almost everyone involved in a dispute with a partner, former partner or family member, especially during a marriage or civil partnership breakdown, can benefit from the mediation process.

When children and personal finances are involved, the process can help resolve many related difficulties such as the contact and residency of children.

The mediation process may also help to increase the levels of communication and cooperation between you and your partner/former partner. Experience has shown that mediation can bring about a reduction in the hostility that can often exist between parties. When this occurs it can be of direct benefit to those immediately involved, especially children.

Professional mediation, by its self-resolution process, can help couples in marital and partnership breakdowns to manage their future lives separately. This can include encouraging dialogue between them to resolve financial and property matters – and even the homing of their family pets.

It must be emphasised however, that professional mediators are only allowed to provide information and cannot pass judgement or influence the outcome of the mediation process in any way.

Barclay DeVere professional family mediators are also able to offer the same high levels of mediation to co-habiting partners and those within a civil partnership.

It is worth considering that the courts should always be the last resort in family disputes and should only be used when other attempts at a settlement have failed.

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Divorce Mediators – Barclay DeVere

Point to consider about the mediation process

  • Mediation is NOT a replacement to marriage counselling nor can it be used as replacement legal service to give advice
  • Barclay DeVere family mediators are available to offer an impartial self-resolution process that can help partners consider the wider implications of separating
  • If you are considering divorce or legal separation, we strongly recommend that you discuss the mediation process with your lawyer before contacting us
  • The mediation process is an informal and practical method of appropriate dispute resolution approved by (and in some cases required) by the Ministry of Justice
  • Family Mediators are fully trained professionals and operate to a strict code of practice
  • Mediators MUST remain completely impartial and will NEVER take sides
  • Anything said during the mediation process remains ‘without prejudice’ and cannot be used as evidence in a court case
  • As mediation is a self-resolution process, the decision to reach an agreement always remains with the participants who are in dispute
  • The disputing parties involved with the mediation process remain in total control over the way that the process is conducted and they are free to terminate the process at any time
  • The majority of mediations are successful & avoid the need to involve costly court action

Our qualified professional mediators deliver a sensitive and constructive approach in all types of family disputes.
We appreciate that any family upheaval, such as a divorce, separation or partnership breakdown, can be extremely traumatic for everyone concerned. This can be especially pronounced when children are involved particularly when the dispute concerns custody or access rights.

We appreciate that any family upheaval, such as a divorce, separation or partnership breakdown, can be extremely traumatic for everyone concerned. This can be especially pronounced when children are involved particularly when the dispute concerns custody or access rights.

It is necessary still for martial separation or a divorce to be made legally binding through the court process. However mediation has proved to be an efficient and effective way of settling many of the related issues that evolve. This may involve a dispute over the distribution of property, financial matters, over the arrangements for children or even who should have custody of a family pet.

Barclay DeVere endeavours to provide a safe, secure forum whenever children are involved that allows free-flowing, open discussion that encourages children to feel comfortable discussing their concerns without pressure from either parent.

To find our more about Mediation, call us on03300 100 082

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