Separating or Divorcing – Whats next?
With so questions and wanting the answers what’s next after separation, talking with a mediator can help find the way forwards. Contact us today.
What You Need To Know About Mediation
Couples who are intent on getting a divorce or separation can either use a mediator or go through the whole court process. Most couples opt to get solicitors to help them get the best deal from the divorce or the separation. Solicitors cannot act in the best interests of both parties and as such, the couple needs two lawyers to help them with the divorce process. Using two solicitors makes the process expensive, complicated, adversarial and slow. Mediation can be very beneficial to both parties and it is a good idea for both parties to carry out extensive research to decide on the type of mediation that suits them best.
Benefits of mediation
Types of mediation
This type of mediation is widely used in the UK and it has had numerous successes. Most of the practitioners of this type of mediation work for not-for-profit organizations. This makes the process affordable for many people. In this method, the family mediator consults both parties over a number of sessions and helps them come up with a practical agreement on matters such as asset division and spousal and child maintenance. Once the parties have come to an agreement, the family mediator draws up a summary for each party which will be handed over to solicitors for translation in the court.