Family Mediation Services
Family mediation is a way of resolving disputes and disagreements between you and your partner without going through the court system.
For many couples, mediation is a preferable and more effective way of resolving disputes over property, finances or children. In most cases, a court will have expected you to have tried mediation before you can apply for a court order.
Jordans Solicitors have a Resolution trained mediator who is a member of the Family Mediation Council who can assist you and your spouse/partner resolve all family matters without the need to go to court (except to approve an agreement reached).
Reaching a resolution this way means that you and your spouse/partner are the ones making the decision and you are not relying on a Judge deciding matters and waiting anxiously for this determination to be made.
The courts recognise that it is important that the parties involved should in the first instance try and resolve matters themselves and it is now a requirement (except in some circumstances) that parties learn more about mediation first by attending a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAMS) before making an application to court. We undertake MIAMS and then offer mediation on all family issues. Mediation can often be a cheaper and quicker way to resolve your differences, the sessions can be as frequent as you desire. The duration can be from 1 – 2 hours so a considerable amount of issues can be discussed during this time frame.
It is always advisable to have your own solicitors advising you through the mediation process as the mediator is unable to give independent legal advice.
Contacting a solicitor does not need to be daunting. For a free 30 minute consultation with a family solicitor in Wakefield, Dewsbury, Horsforth or Selby about family mediation, call 0330 300 1103 or request a call-back.