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Mediation Services

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Mediation services refer to using a qualified third party, the mediator, to resolve disputes by reaching an agreement acceptable to all parties. Mediation offers the parties complete and stringent control over the decision-making process. The mediator does not determine what is “fair” or “right,” does not assign blame and does not provide a judgement on the merits or likelihood of victory if the matter were to go to court.

Relatively, the mediator operates as a catalyst between competing interests, aiming to bring them together by clarifying problems and removing barriers to dialogue, all while regulating and leading the process to prevent conflict and ill will. Although most people often assume that all mediation services procedures are similar, mediators always use various strategies based on the nature of the problem they are attempting to resolve. Mediation services are often faster and less costly than going to court. Thus, it can be a more effective means of settling disputes, allowing parties to move on from the issue more quickly.

About Legal Aid:

“Legal aid is available for family mediation subject to eligibility.”


Discuss family Issues

That the respondent has committed adultery and the petitioner finds it intolerable to live with the respondent.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

That the respondent has behaved in such a way that the petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to live with the respondent.


mediation information and assessment meeting (MIAM)

You don’t have to go to mediation, but if you end up having to go to court to sort out your differences, you normally need to prove you’ve been to a mediation information and assessment meeting (MIAM).


Mediation Costs

Mediation isn't free, but it's quicker and cheaper than going to court. If the differences between you and your ex-partner are about a child, you might be able to get a free voucher worth up to £500 for mediation. Check if you qualify for the Family Mediation Voucher Scheme on GOV.UK.


What happens in mediation

In the introductory meeting, you and your ex-partner will usually meet separately with a trained mediator. After this, you’ll have mediation sessions where you, your ex-partner and the mediator will sit together to discuss your differences.

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