We specialise in helping couples and families in dispute
At Family Mediation and Mentoring LLP our focus is to facilitate the resolution of any issue involving family breakdown, separation, divorce and its financial consequences, arrangements for children and any other kind of family dispute using the mediation process. There are many different types of mediation and we will help you decide which one is right for you.
We care about you and your family. Going through separation and the transition that this requires can be very emotional and challenging. Family breakdown and family disputes are statistically one of the most stressful things a person can face in life. People are often worrying about the future, their children, how they are going to pay for everything and even where they are going to live.
Family Mediation and Mentoring LLP was established by Claire Colbert and Rachael Oakes to resolve family conflict using their skills as accredited mediators and drawing on all of the knowledge and experience they have each built up over the last 20 years as specialist family lawyers.
Before mediation meetings can start each person must have their own private and confidential online meeting, called a MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting). The MIAM will need to be with the same mediator you choose to work with moving forward. After those meetings, if everyone wants to proceed, the first joint meeting can be booked.
If you do not think mediation is appropriate and that a court application is necessary, in most circumstances, you will still need to have a MIAM before the court application can be filed because the application must be accompanied by a MIAM certificate which we can provide. A MIAM can be booked here.
Most of our meetings are done using Zoom or Teams but face to face meetings can be arranged where appropriate.
We also support family lawyers through coaching and mentoring. Our bespoke training programmes are aimed at supporting professionals working in the field of family law.