Welcome to Direct Mediation Services
Direct Mediation Services.
Welcome to Direct Mediation Services. Managing partner, Stuart Hanson, has opened a new family mediation firm and at the same a YouTube channel focusing on family mediation. The aim of the channel is to give people, who are facing family issues, an insight into what goes on in the mediation room and how it could potentially help them. Stuart Hanson said, “Separation is never easy and communications can become challenging. Many people try communicating through a lawyer, which can sometimes make the situation worse and can come with a very expensive price tag. Hopefully these videos will allow people to see that mediation is a very practical approach to dealing with family issues. Discussions might be about child arrangements, or how to split finances after a divorce.”
Mediation moves online
Direct Mediation Services is very keen on embracing new technologies and has already conducted Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) by Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime. Stuart Hanson said, “We understand that people have less and less time and therefore this can be the most effective way of carrying out a privately funded MIAM quickly. Also this approach may be beneficial for people living at a distance from one another, or in some circumstances where one person has moved or is working abroad.” Stuart added, “In a world where the majority of communications are done online or using a mobile phone it seems obvious that we would want to bring this technology into the mediation room.” Direct Mediation Services hopes that their YouTube channel will encourage people to think about mediation as an alternative route to court.
Call: 0113 468 9593Differences between mediation and conciliation When faced with a family related dispute, our first reaction will be to resolve the problem ourselves. We might sit down, talk it through, explore ideas, and try and find a way forward. Sometimes this...
Call: 0113 468 9593Gay men don’t mediate? Stuart Hanson is the managing partner at Direct Mediation Services. He is a winner of one of the National Mediation Awards and has served as a director of The College of Mediators. He is registered as an accredited family...
Call: 0113 468 9593Do I have to attend a MIAM? Since 2014 it is a legal requirement to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before making an application to the Court relating to a family dispute. This is to enable you to at least attempt...
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.
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