fbpx
Select Page

Call: 0113 468 9593

What are the benefits of family mediation?

Feb 3, 2018 | News

Mediation Benefits

In many countries family mediation is well known and growing such as Canada and the USA, but in the UK many separating couples initially go to their respective solicitors/lawyers to prepare for a court case. These YouTube videos hopefully will let families see that mediation offers an alternative route to court. In the following videos the benefits are looked at one by one. Stuart Hanson, family mediator, said, “We encourage people considering mediation to watch these videos, as we know that the mediation process is unknown for many and the prospect of attending can be incredibly daunting, especially if communications are difficult or non-existent. We also welcome people to get in contact with us by telephone or email with their questions or comments.”

Mediation Worries

For some people mediation seems unnatural, especially when communications have broken down or have become very difficult, but even in these circumstances communications generally need to be reestablished and mediation can be the first step. Stuart went on to say that “Understanding the potential benefits of entering the mediation room can make the journey easier, especially when the family courts in the UK require the person submitting the C100 application (child arrangements) in most cases to attend a Mediation, Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before coming to court. One thing that people do not realise is that family mediation can run alongside court proceedings and can narrow the issues being discussed by the parents.”

Benefits

The family mediators at Direct Mediation Services are accredited by the Family Mediation Council (FMC) and therefore are experienced in helping families communicate and getting the very best out of the mediation sessions. Tenzin Gyatso was the fourteenth Dalia Lama and said these words, “Dialogue is the most effective way of resolving conflict.” We believe at Direct Mediation Services that for many families, mediation might be the first step to finding an agreement for everyone.

Latest Posts

After divorce or separation, who has the pets?

After divorce or separation, who has the pets?

Call: 0113 468 9593After divorce or separation, who has the pets?The last few years with covid have been hard on family life. Lockdowns have seen increased domestic disputes between couples and sadly the pressure have resulted in many separations and divorces. During...

Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP)

Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP)

Call: 0113 468 9593Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP)The Separated Parents Information Programme, often referred to as SPIP, is a course for parents, grandparents and carers who are experiencing communication issues about children, usually with another...

Making an urgent or an emergency child arrangements application

Making an urgent or an emergency child arrangements application

Call: 0113 468 9593Urgent and emergency child arrangements applicationsUrgent Applications to the Family Court The urgency of resolving issues around your children cannot be underestimated. Your children, after all, are your number one priority. Mediation is one way...

 

Direct Mediation Services

Direct Mediation Services is a trading name of The Intelligent Solutions Group Ltd. The company is registered in England and Wales. Company number 7760633. VAT number 334 1841 12. Our company’s registered address is 5 Carla Beck House, Carla Beck Lane, Carleton, Skipton, BD23 3BQ.

 

© 2020 Direct Mediation Services | All Rights Reserved.