What is mediation?
A forum for parties of a relationship breakdown to discuss and find solutions to various issues arising from their separation.
It can help parties make vital decisions about future arrangements for children, finances, and disposal of the family home and other property and assets.
What are the benefits of mediation ?
Is mediation the best option?
It is a voluntary process and will only work if both parties are willing to be open and honest in their discussions, and are committed to working together to find a solution.
The outcome depends on the circumstances of the case and the relationship between parties. Mediation may not be the best option.
How does mediation work?
How do I encourage ‘the other person’ to want to use mediation?
It is important to explain the benefits of mediation to the other party; it is an amicable way of resolving matters, it enables you to control the process, avoids unpleasantness and conflict, and it can save large scale costs and legal fees.
How much will mediation cost me?
Costs vary but at Churchers, the prices are as follows:
What is the success rate for mediation?
If both parties attend willingly, with the right attitude, then the success rate is high.
What do I need to do to prepare for mediation?
How long is the mediation process?
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