Mediation and ADR
Ending a serious relationship, or even a marriage, does not have to involve expensive court proceedings. Many couples today, even those with children and complex finances, are finding that mediation or some other form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) offers a quicker, more cost-effective alternative.
Mediation involves both parties meeting with a mediator to reach decisions about their divorce or separation. In a more relaxed atmosphere than the courtroom, they can find it easier to make the best arrangements for their children, fairly divide their assets and resolve issues concerning money. Importantly, the parties themselves retain control of the process, empowering them to reach decisions affecting their future lives.
Meanwhile, the presence of a trained and qualified family mediator, who can guide and manage discussions and explain what the courts would be likely to decide about different issues, gives parties the confidence that decisions are being taken professionally and impartially.
At ThomasHaywood we have helped hundreds of clients to save time, stress and money through a successful mediation. Both Sarah and Juliet are trained mediators: Sarah with the Family Mediators Association and Juliet with Resolution. Juliet is also an Accredited Mediator with the Family Mediation Council, and can carry out mediation, information and assessment meetings. We can guide you through the process itself, assisting with financial disclosure, reviewing documents, and advising you on the law and settlement options. In some circumstances, where both parties agree, we can even attend mediation sessions.
And should mediation not prove appropriate in your case, that doesn’t mean that proceedings have to become acrimonious. We also have experience of guiding clients through other forms of out-of-court dispute resolution, such as private financial dispute resolution (FDR) proceedings, arbitration and round table meetings.
Whatever the issue, Sarah and Juliet understand that every case is unique and will handle your matter with the constructive, conciliatory approach for which they are renowned.
For more information on how we can help you, or to discuss your individual circumstances, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org