An alternative way of solving financial and children matters is to enter into mediation,
Mediation is not about resolving the relationship issues between you and your spouse or partner, rather it is a confidential voluntary process during which you and your partner will meet with an independent mediator who will help you work out the issues arising post-separation – whether they involve your children, your property and/or your finances.
By providing a safe and impartial setting, mediation reduces the tension, anger and misunderstanding that often derails the conversations had by couples post-separation and provides the right environment for agreements to be reached.
There are many benefits of mediation; you retain total control on outcomes staying with you, the solutions involving your children are tailored to your circumstances rather than generic and a consensual agreement is more likely to be kept to which makes future dealings with your partner much easier.
However it is also important to note mediation may significantly reduce legal costs by bringing about agreements in weeks rather than months or even years.
To find out more about our mediation service please email Andrew Nellist or give him a call on 01865 594261.