National Family Mediation Service Manchester

What Is Family Mediation?

Family Mediation is a process whereby you can reach agreement on arrangements following your divorce through a process of discussion. Using a trained family mediator, you will be able to talk to your former partner and come to a written agreement on arrangements regarding childcare, finances and other arrangements. Mediation is a confidential process.

The discussions which take place during mediation are not revealed to third parties, and the mediator will not disclose those discussions. Mediation is also an impartial and an unbiased process.

Family Mediation is for couples separating or divorcing, need to try before going to court, child matters, financial matters and wills or probates.

The beauty of family mediation is that it is a process that does not take sides either way. The mediator is not there to decide which party is right but to help you to arrive at a written agreement that both parties can mutually agree upon.

There are no right answers in mediation, but it is a bespoke service that helps both partners to arrive at a considered, written, statement. The mediator is your experienced guide in this process.

Mediators are not counsellors or therapists. They will not be able to help you with the emotional, or relationship issues, involved in a divorce.It is their job to be impartial and not to take one side or another.

The purposes of mediation are to achieve an agreement between a divorcing couple which covers the major areas of dispute between them, particularly as this relates to issues involving children or finances.

Mediation can help you stay in control. No-one will make you do anything against your wishes. The mediator will help you find a solution which works for you both and explain how you can make an agreement legally binding.

There are many ways in which family mediation helps but here are some reasons listed below:

  • It gives you more say about what happens.
  • It’s less stressful, with less conflict between you and your ex.
  • The agreements you make can be changed if your circumstances change.
  • It can be less upsetting or damaging for any children involved – and helps them continue important family relationships.
  • It can be quicker and cheaper than long drawn-out court battles.

At are clear about our costs and our service. You will find that you can make appointments at times that suit you, and your professional and family arrangements.

Our pricing is competitive and much more reasonable than legal fees and charges. There are no hidden charges and costs, and you will find that you can make mediation meetings at times that will fit in with your needs in most cases.

This is why Family mediation is the first choice for your divorce mediation.