No two people enter into a genuine marriage expecting that it will one day end in divorce, but for some couples, that’s the sad reality. Having made the decision to end your marriage, the legal requirements of obtaining a divorce then have to be addressed. Traditionally, this involves a long drawn out divorce court procedure that can be traumatic and emotionally draining, especially if you have children.
The Family Mediation Divorce Alternative
A family divorce mediation service can offer you a far less painful and highly recommended alternative way of dealing with the legalities involved. Family divorce mediators are highly-trained professionals with in-depth legal knowledge of divorce procedures, but they are also skilled in guiding both parties through the process of reaching mutually agreed settlement terms, and, unlike in court proceedings, you can rest assured that all mediation sessions will be held in complete confidence.
Places we offer family mediation in Lancs
As opposed to the traditional method of obtaining a divorce, in which each party has their own lawyer trying to get the best terms for their respective clients, family divorce mediation focuses on the human aspect of divorce. A professional mediator will assist and guide both of you at the same time with complete impartiality. Their role is to bring you together and help you to negotiate acceptable terms of the divorce in a way that is as fair and amicable as possible.
Reaching a Settlement Agreement
If you and your spouse opt to undertake mediation sessions, each of you is encouraged to air your grievances and desires. This takes place in a neutral environment that is conducive to making decisions and reaching agreement on such matters as division of assets and, if applicable, child custody and visitation rights. On reaching full agreement, the details are then submitted to the court, where the divorce will finally be granted.
Mediators are well aware that a divorce is not only stressful for any married couple but that it can be even more stressful and traumatic for any children that the marriage has produced. The needs of the children are paramount, and mediators make sure that the children’s needs, both physical and emotional, aren’t underestimated or overlooked.
As a professional service, there are, of course, costs involved with mediation commensurate with any professional service involving legal issues. However, as mediation avoids both parties having to battle it out in court over a lengthy period, the whole divorce process is far shorter and, consequently, far less expensive.
Our Family Divorce Mediation Service in Lancashire
Our family divorce mediation service based in Lancashire offers a service that is second to none. Our professional mediators are highly qualified and experienced and will mediate between both you and your spouse with tact and sensitivity to ensure that the settlement terms are fully acceptable to both of you before you proceed to the final stages of the divorce in court.