Working with a mediator, for many couples, helps to promote an amicable end to the relationship. At Tees the family law department includes several lawyers who are expert in mediation. Read our mediation guide here.
There are three main benefits:
If you want a lawyer to take a closer look at your situation, our family and divorce lawyers are based in:
But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.
Mediation is when an independent and professionally trained mediator helps you work out an agreement with your former partner about issues such as:
In the first session known as a MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting) you will have an opportunity to meet the mediator individually and the process will be explained to you. After you have both attended an individual meeting, there will be a first joint meeting with the mediator. They will then get you and your partner to talk in a constructive way, and encourage you to start looking at options and ideas. In this way they are often able to help you find a workable solution, and one that can become part of a legal document.
A mediator's role is not to advise the parties, and you may benefit from independent legal advice alongside mediation.