Family mediation for families in England, France and Italy experiencing divorce.
Mediation is a voluntary process by which couples, particularly those going through separation or divorce are helped to deal with arrangements for the future. Mediation can be structured to deal with the needs and wishes of all members of your family within the requirements of the law. The cost of Family breakdown is financial and emotional. Mediation structured to your needs may reduce this cost to your Family members in the future and increase the likelihood of Mediation successfully resolving your situation
Often parents will have considered relationship counselling and found themselves propelled towards Solicitors and Courts because they feel they have no alternative. Seeing a mediator with a holistic approach early on can lead to you agreeing the structure of mediation and a course of action for all members of your family.
Ministry of Justice figures show that the average cost of a mediated settlement was £500 (taking 110 days) compared to the average cost of a court imposed settlement of £4000 (taking 435 days). The sense of ‘winning’ has the consequence of depleting your family assets unnecessarily by an average of £3500.
As a qualified Psychotherapist and Lawyer I aim to look at the whole family situation and what is necessary to resolve, and with whom. Not all elements need formal intervention, some do.
Direct consultation with children.
Financial Consent Orders.
Residence and Contact Orders.
Parental responsibility Agreements.
Mediation information and assessment meetings
Appointments available evenings and weekends
Free initial consultation
Suffolk Mediaton is a member of the Family Mediators Association