Struggling to resolve your financial difficulties on separation or divorce? Mediation avoids the waste of precious resources on costly legal proceedings.
Mediation is a very cost-effective way to resolve financial and property issues on separation or divorce. It provides an opportunity to apply the same principles which would guide a judge in the distribution of your family property and income, but with you retaining control of the process. After all, you have the best understanding of your family’s needs.
Often it will be helpful to involve your solicitors actively in the process. Even in these cases, you should benefit from greater co-operation, and a much smaller proportion of family assets will be spent on legal costs.
In mediation there is the added benefit of discussing financial matters alongside your concerns about your children’s future. There is always a link between the two whereas in court they will be dealt with separately.
So that you can explore the options available to you, it is vital to have the best possible information. We will make sure we inform you about the current legal guidance, and we ask that you provide comprehensive financial disclosure, much as you would in Court proceedings.
Even where final proposals cannot be agreed, the compiling of information is often much more cost-effective than in legal proceedings.
Unlike other services, all cases involving finances are undertaken by mediators experienced in this work, almost always those with a legal background, supported by specialist family lawyers, financial advisers and others as and when required.
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We have also developed a series of innovative models of financial dispute resolution that may be suited to your particular circumstances: