Family Mediation in Carlisle and Penrith...
What is mediation?
Family Mediation involves you both meeting with one mediator. The mediator is impartial and will help you both to reach an agreement on the issues you cannot agree on.
Mediators are not legal advisors and will recommend that you obtain legal advice before any agreement reached through mediation becomes binding on you.
Once an agreement is reached the mediator will record the agreement in a memorandum of understanding. You and your ex-partner will then need to take legal advice on the proposed agreement before it can become binding upon you.
When a binding agreement is in place your lawyers will then assist in the preparation of the legal agreement or court orders, and carry out any necessary implementation.
What are the benefits of mediation?
Mediation can be a quicker more cost effective solution than traditional negotiations or court proceedings. Furthermore, the issues are resolved by agreement rather than imposed upon you by a court, allowing you to retain a greater degree of control over the process.
Is mediation appropriate in my case?
The mediator will carry out an assessment to establish if your case is suitable for mediation, before any joint meeting can take place. Mediation is not however suitable for all families. In particular if there has been a history of domestic abuse mediation may not be appropriate.
Williams and Airey are experienced in supporting clients through family mediation in Carlisle and Penrith, and dealing with the implementation of agreements reached through mediation.
Interested in mediation?
Paul Airey is a Resolution qualified mediator and is available to undertake mediation for all types of family law disputes. Please however note that he does not currently undertake publicly funded mediation. If you believe that mediation may be suitable in your case call Paul on 01228 829530 to arrange an initial consultation.