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Mediation in divorce

All the family’s circumstances are taken into account and aims to simplify communication between the couple, so that they can reach a mutually beneficial agreement. You do not have to be married to benefit from mediation, and may or may not have children.
Here are several misconceptions about mediation:
Mediation is not the same as counselling. If you are hoping to reconcile your relationship, or deal with the impacts of your separation, you may wish to meet with a qualified marriage guidance counsellor or family therapist, instead.
Mediation is useful at any stage in separation or divorce proceedings, whether that’s before you break up, during your separation or even after a divorce has already been finalised. Mediation seeks to establish agreement and what is best for everyone. The aim is to reach a consensus that is in everyone’s interests. Mediators cannot force you to reach agreement or hold you to a specific outcome. Mediation itself is not a legal process; it is supposed to make the legal arrangements easier and more straightforward. It does not replace a legal agreement. You will not be expected to reach a final agreement without consulting your family lawyer and discussing the terms you have reached. The idea of mediation is to avoid much of the time-consuming, frustrating and expensive processes that can come with a divorce – not to replace legal advice, arrangements and protections altogether.Are you facing a divorce or separation? Talk to us. We are experienced family mediation specialists and can give you the expert guidance you need. Call 01302 320621 or email info@athertongodfrey.co.uk

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