Mediation is a process for resolving disputes without going to court. A mediator is a trained professional who will see both of you, initially separately and eventually (where possible) together, and act as a neutral third party facilitator to help you find solutions and reach proposals.
Mediators can be part of the Creative Divorce collaborative process with your solicitors present, or accessed outside the process as a different way of resolving disputes, with advice before and after. Many Creative Divorce practitioners – solicitors, barristers, family consultants and property specialists – are expert and experienced mediators.
Mediation is flexible and can be used to deal with one, some or all of the issues between you. It can be used for disagreements over finances or children, or any specific matters that concern you. A mediator will guide negotiations so that both of your points of view are heard and respected, and will identify points of consensus to enable you to focus on solutions. It is possible to take solicitors into mediation, or to have access to them during it, and legal advice throughout the process is recommended.
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