What is mediation?
Mediation is the process through which families are able to discuss and negotiate future arrangements for their children with the help of an impartial third party. The purpose of the process is to allow the parents to amicably decide what is best for their child/children, while the neutral third party is simply there to facilitate the discussion and improve the communication.
On top of this, the mediatior can help to inform the parents as to what needs to be done to make their agreements legally binding. However, while they can advise you generally, they do not offer you personalised advice for your individual circumstances. If you feel that you would benefit from this throughout the mediation process, get in touch with our expert family solicitors, here.
If mediation works, it can be a great option to avoid a situation ending up in court, as mediation is much faster, less expensive, and less stressful for those involved. However, here at MG Legal, we know that this is not always possible. If you have attempted mediation, and it has been unsucessful due to both parties not coming to an agreement or one party not attending meeting, it is at this point that you should contact our expert team of family solicitors, and we will assist you in the rest of the process as your dispute is passed onto the courts. Find out what will happen next, here.