The majority of divorce proceedings are resolved outside of court either directly between the couple themselves, solicitor correspondence and/or mediation.
Mediation is a fantastic tool to resolve issues relating to finances upon divorce and/or child arrangements following separation. An independent, professionally-trained mediator can help you reach an agreement with your ex-partner.
What are the benefits of mediation?
- It is less acrimonious than court proceedings.
- It is a quicker and cheaper process.
- Mediation is often less stressful compared to court proceedings.
- It allows separating couples to make decisions about their future arrangements rather than leaving it to a court to make a decision about their family.
Unless an exemption applies, an individual must attend a MIAM (Mediation Information Assessment Meeting) before making an application to court. A MIAM should not be seen as a ‘tick box’ exercise and instead viewed as a good opportunity to avoid costly, lengthy and sometimes acrimonious court proceedings.
Family Mediation Week is taking place on 16th – 20th January 2023.
The Family Mediation Council are offering free online events to the public, solicitors and other mediators throughout the week. Please see below a link to the events: