FAMILY MEDIATION SUPPORT: BASED IN LONDON WE OFFER A MEDIATION SERVICE FOR SEPARATION AND DIVORCE, FINANCE AND CHILDREN ISSUES

Family Mediation Support
Mediation for a fair resolution

Frequently asked questions

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What are the benefits of mediation?

The principal benefits of mediation are that it is:

How long does mediation take?

In comparison with other routes, mediation is a quick process. Most cases can be dealt with in about three to five meetings in total after the initial assessment; each session usually lasts one and a half hours. The frequency and number of meetings depends on the complexity of the issues being discussed and your own timescales. At the assessment meeting, Belinda will be able to give you a clearer idea about how many sessions you may need.

Do I need a solicitor?

Belinda may encourage you to consult a solicitor if it is felt appropriate. Belinda can give you legal information but not advice. Many couples use both the services of a mediator and a solicitor in going through a divorce. This is a cost effective and time-saving route.

Is the agreement reached legally binding?

Mediation agreements are not legally binding and rely on the couple to put into effect what they agreed. You can take the mediation proposals to your solicitor for a legally binding agreement to be drawn up.

What are MIAMs?

Since 6 April 2011 everyone wishing to start court proceedings in relation to children or to make a financial claim on divorce is required to first go for a meeting with a mediator to hear about mediation and other out of court options for settlement. These meetings are called mediation information and assessment meetings or MIAMs. The mediator will make an assessment as to whether the case is suitable for mediation.