When couples divorce or separate then circumstances change but to attend mediation is a good start to get life moving forward and improve the family situation.
Family can go the verge of breakdown these days because of multiple reasons. The partners are in a lot of work stress and are failing to keep up with their family life. Frequent quarrels are taking place over minor things.
Small differences of opinion can create big issues when couples separate so dont allow things to escalate
Mediation is the amazing service that helps you sort things with your ex-partner and decide arrangements together. The legal alternative costs more, takes more time and is never helpful when the courts are making the decisions on family matters. Contact us today!
These things will show that your relationship is not working right. There are a few things that you and your partner need to review. If that did not settle the problem, then you will have to go for mediation or get some legal advice.
Is mediation better than court?
Mediation is not legally binding but offers many benefits as the couples keeps decision making in their own hands. You can start mediation in a few days. Court can take months. For children matters mediation is much more practical way to making arrangements.
Do I have to go to family mediation before court?
Yes you need to have a miam as a basic requirement. Speak to an Aspire mediator who can explain more.
Aspire family mediators understand that you are going through a very rough patch and that you need some help with sorting out matters. These accredited professional people will treat your problem in private. Confidentiality is a key thing with mediation.The best thing about them is that they are not going force their judgments or opinions on you. They will, till the last moment, try to reach a decision which is mutual.
Family Mediation has a lot of advantages over court proceedings. These sessions are really cost effective and mediation starts from just £99.00 and the offices are present all over the home counties. That makes your life easier. Moreover, you can choose the dates. The dates would not be thrust upon you. Lastly, mediation is more like a family meeting than a custody session. It is a unique help that needy parties may choose for their emotional and marital crisis.
But there are times when mediation is not suggested. If the partner is being abusive to you, then you should not wait a single moment. Safety is important for every single human being. If you do not safe, you would not be able to stay.
Aspire do offer some safe options including shuttle mediation is separate rooms or skype mediation so no contact is necessary with your ex-partner.
It is as simple as that. Moreover, if that person is being abusive to your child also, you should seek court help. On some other grounds, you can prefer court to mediation. If you do not know the whereabouts of your ex or if it involves money and your partner is bankrupt, you should move to court. Before you complete the court application form you will need an Aspire mediator to sign your miam certificate. Mediators dont give legal advice but we do know family law and sometimes in cases of extreme domestic violence a miam exemption is possible.
Last but not least, if the mediation people themselves tell you to go to court as the matter is not for them to resolve then you should go to court.