Mediation

Family mediation may be suitable for couples going through a divorce and who haven’t yet come to an agreement about the division of financial assets or arrangements for the care of children, but wish to resolve things amicably or without incurring unnecessary legal costs.

What is family mediation?

Family mediation is a form of dispute resolution which allows you and your ex-partner, either in a meeting together or separately, to talk openly with a trained, independent third party who can listen and facilitate dialogue between you and help you make your own decisions.

Are agreements reached in mediation legally enforceable?

Where an agreement is reached in divorce mediation in relation to financial arrangements, we would advise that this is confirmed by way of a consent order approved by the court, to ensure that it is legally enforceable in future.

What are the alternatives to mediation?

Mediation may not be suitable for everyone. If one or both partners are not prepared to engage in the process, or where there has been domestic abuse, we would not recommend mediation. Your lawyer will be able to advise you about alternative routes to securing an agreement, including going through the family court.

Does Cartridge’s Law provide mediation?

At Cartridges Law, we signpost to an external family mediation service.

Contact us for information about family mediation services.

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