How will mediation help you sort out your divorce and arrangements for your children?

Many couples now use mediation to help them sort out their divorce and parenting plan.

Family mediation can be very helpful in sorting out divorce and parenting plans in several ways:

 

1. Neutral third party: The mediator is an impartial third party who can facilitate constructive discussions between you and your spouse. This neutral perspective can help keep emotions in check and focus the discussions on finding practical solutions.

 

2. Open communication: Mediation provides a structured environment for open and honest communication. The mediator can help you both express your concerns, interests, and priorities regarding the divorce settlement and parenting arrangements.

 

3. Creative problem-solving: Mediators are trained to help couples explore different options and generate creative solutions that meet the needs of both parties and, most importantly, the children. They can offer new perspectives and ideas that you may not have considered.

 

4. Cooperative decision-making: Mediation encourages cooperative decision-making rather than adversarial negotiations. You and your spouse are empowered to make decisions together, rather than having them imposed on you by a court.

 

5. Child-focused: A key focus of family mediation is to prioritise the best interests of the children. The mediator can help you both develop a comprehensive parenting plan that addresses what time the children will spend with both of you, and other child-related issues.

 

6. Cost-effective: Mediation is generally less expensive than traditional divorce litigation, it can help you avoid lengthy court battles and reduce the costs of the lawyers that often sit in the background of the process. Lawyers can give advice on agreed proposals and then draft a court order once an agreement has been reached.

 

7. Confidential process: Mediation sessions are confidential, providing a safe space for open discussions without the fear of public disclosure.

 

Overall, family mediation can help you and your spouse navigate the complexities of divorce and parenting plans in a more amicable and constructive manner, reducing conflict and promoting long-term co-parenting relationships.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

If you would like to know more about how mediation can help you book a free call on our website or call us om 0800 206 2258 or email us at hello@familymandm.co.uk

 

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