Lawyer Supported Mediation Solicitors
It is rare that family solicitors have clients who are desperate to get to court. Most of them know that an amicable divorce or separation is faster, less expensive, and easier on all parties involved. Lawyer supported mediation solicitors will help you achieve an outcome to, if not maintain a good relationship with your ex, at least have a non-confrontational and respectful one, so you can move forward with your life.
UK Family Law and Mediation
Mediation is a conversation had between the separating parties and a specially trained third person known as a mediator. Mediators foster communication between divorcing couples to help them understand all their options so that they can reach agreements about things like finances and child arrangements.
The average person doesn’t know a lot about UK family law – certainly not enough to understand the implications some decisions may have on their future and that of their children. In lawyer supported mediation, each person is accompanied at mediation sessions by their own family lawyer who will inform and advise them about the topics being discussed. Lawyer supported mediation can be enormously beneficial because it gives each person the confidence to be flexible and negotiate without worry that they will be treated unfairly or taken advantage of by their ex-partner.
Mediation is done face-to-face over several sessions. Where the relationship between couples has broken down to the point that they can’t be in the same room together, a mediator can move between rooms to keep the couple separate, but still facilitate a healthy discussion.
UK family law states that couples need to at least consider mediation before approaching a court to settle their divorce. Lawyer supported mediation can also benefit Civil Partners applying for a dissolution of their partnership, and unmarried couples who are separating.
Lawyer Supported Family Mediation
Solicitors who specialise in family law not only need to know the law and how to best apply it to their client’s advantage, they must also understand how to support their client through what will be one of the most stressful situations in their life. People seeking a family lawyer should feel comfortable that their solicitor listens to them and appreciates their priorities whether it is gaining custody of their children, retaining hold of a family business, or craving the security that they will not be unceremoniously evicted from their family home.
Why work with us?
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Expert family law solicitors working for you
At The Family Law Experts, we work with specialist solicitors in all aspects of divorce, matrimonial, family and childcare law.
We offer an expert approach at a personal level for all our legal support. When dealing with family issues and family legal problems, our aim is to deal with each case in the least confrontational way possible, whilst still achieving the best results for our clients. We understand that when family issues arise and family relationships break down, real lives are affected, and the need for expert legal help and support is essential.