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Family Mediation

Keeping you out of court

What is involved?

Family mediation is a flexible way of resolving disputes, which arise before, during or after separation or divorce. It can prevent a couple from having to go to court, saving them time and money. Our neutral mediators resolve issues through face-to-face meetings, helping couples arrive at a solution that suits them both.

Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process, which takes place in a safe, non-hostile environment. Mediators do not impose a decision or settlement on you. They will help you put together a set of proposals, about which you can get advice from your own lawyer if you would like to before anything becomes legally binding.

Click here to download our full guide to Mediation

Why choose Freeths?

  • We have two excellent mediators with a clear record of success in helping couples reach agreements
  • We will put you at your ease by creating a safe environment
  • We specialise in working with couples to help them resolve disputes
  • We can deal with all issues and MIAMs assessments – not all mediators can
  • Our discussions are entirely private and confidential

Call or email our friendly, professional family team to find out how we can help you.

Our family mediators will help you to identify and clarify all matters for consideration, and will, when dealing with finances, assist you both in collating the necessary disclosure.

Mediation will enable you to communicate directly with each other, rather than via solicitors or across a courtroom. We act as an impartial third party and you can still have your own solicitor to support you during the process, but they cannot attend the mediation meetings, which are private.

We will help you both discuss all of the options. Most importantly, we always keep the needs of any children at the forefront of the discussions. Common topics for mediation include childcare arrangements and co-parenting plans, and the financial issues that have to be sorted out as part of a divorce or separation. It can be a helpful process to use if a couple want to create a pre or post-marital agreement. Mediation can also be useful in helping parents restore communication where it has broken down. If both parties agree, proposals reached in mediation can be converted into legally binding court orders by their solicitors.

To make an enquiry about Mediation, please complete our referral form.

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Meet the team

Family Mediation Lawyers


Claire Colbert, Partner

Claire Colbert
Partner

0845 128 6961

Rachael Oakes, Partner & Head pf Famoly & Platinum Client Services

Rachael Oakes
Partner

0845 128 6960

Testimonials

"Definitely put their clients first. The firm is committed to establishing a close working relationship with the clients in order to facilitate the best possible outcome for them."

(Chambers & Partners, 2016)

"Thank you for all your hard work and professionalism."

"Very professional, yet friendly and approachable."

"What you have done since our meeting is truly excellent and of very great assistance... We have clearly found the professional whom we need."

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Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

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