Divorce mediation and dispute resolution

Our professional mediation service can help you reach an agreement with your former partner on issues surrounding divorce, separation, children and finances.

Clare Pilsworth, Cambridge

Mediation in a divorce

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.

What are the benefits of mediation?

There are three main benefits:

  • final decisions are made by you rather than for you. If you go to court to sort out your issues a judge will make the decisions, which will then be imposed, whether you like them or not.
  • you have more control so you can decide what’s important and what needs to be discussed with solicitors. The deadlines and timetables are also completely defined by you, giving you a more flexible approach.
  • It’s often faster and cheaper than other options. Resolving matters through the courts or solicitors can take months, whereas mediation can take weeks. 

We’re here to help

If you want a lawyer to take a closer look at your situation, for a fixed fee of £150 + VAT, we can talk with you for up to 90 minutes and set out some options.

Call our Family and Divorce law solicitors on 0808 231 1320

Family mediation FAQs

What is mediation?

Mediation is when an independent and professionally trained mediator helps you work out an agreement with your former partner about issues such as: 

  • Childcare arrangements
  • Finances- including pensions, dividing your assets and financial support
  • Houses and property – such as your family home, or buy to let investments 

How does divorce mediation work?

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.

Make an enquiry today

Tees coronavirus update

We’re open and here to help you. We’re running as normal with our employees all working from home.

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You can call us as normal on 0800 013 1165 or email us: hello@teeslaw.com.

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If you are a client, please be assured you can get in touch with Tees and we are still working on your case. To replace face-to-face meetings, we have the facilities to do video-conferencing, conference calls or just speak on the phone, as you need.

Due to the circumstances, please call us if you would have wanted a home visit, and we can organise the best and safest way of being in touch.

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