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What is mediation in family law?

The end of a marriage will be a distressing and upsetting time for everyone involved. With emotions running high it can be difficult to reach an equitable agreement with the other party. Important decisions must be made on issues including financial and child arrangements. Unfortunately, when communication and trust have gone, many separating couples struggle to reach an agreement.
Mediation is an attempt to open lines of communication and help couples come to an agreement that would not have been possible by themselves. Our mediation process, creates a safe space for all parties to discuss important issues with the help of a specialist family law mediator.
We find that a mediator can often bring both parties together, as it helps each side understand the other and move forward toward a successful resolution without the need for court action or acrimonious litigation.

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Founder of the successful Law Firm, MK Gill Solicitors in 2002 and over a 30-year career has earned herself a national reputation as an expert Family Solicitor and Mediator. She has garnered vast experience in all aspects of Family Law. Mrs. Gill has joined us as a Partner and Head of the Family Law Department. 01268 692 255

Specialist family law and mediation services

Hook and Partners offer specialist family law and mediation services to help all sides reach an agreement. We have experienced lawyers who can help with all related family law matters including any child arrangements and the splitting finances. Our specialist child-inclusive mediators work with separating couples helping them to find common ground and resolve differences in a safe space.

Mediation is about much more than just an understanding of the law. It’s about having the sensitivity, compassion, and empathy to acknowledge the emotions behind each case and create a positive environment in which people can resolve their differences.

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Such an approach has a host of benefits, including:

  • Minimising costs: By resolving all issues following a separation we can help you reduce costs and avoid the expensive prospect of court proceedings.
  • Reduce stress: Without mediation, it can be impossible for families to establish lines of trust or communication. It can add to the stress and acrimony of the separation and be harmful to the well-being of children.
  • Keeping control: Working together with a mediator helps you retain control over the separation. If your cases go to court, everything will be in the hands of legal professionals. The only way to retain control of post-separation arrangements is to reach an agreement with the other party.
  • Focus on children: In an acrimonious divorce, children can often be caught in the crossfire. Mediation helps you keep the needs of children at the heart of the decision-making process. Our team will always include the wants and wishes of the children, where appropriate, in all agreements to ensure everyone finds a way to maintain relationships even after separation.
  • Explore options: With the help of a family law mediator, you and your family can explore all options before making a final decision. Whether it’s splitting finances or arranging child custody, you can test out the viability of all options and ensure all decisions are workable for everyone.

Specialist family law mediator

Our family law mediation services offer help with all issues around mediation including Child Focused Mediation and Child Inclusive Mediation (Confidential meetings with the children). Our specialists are trained to carry out both types of mediation practice and are DBS (formerly known as CRB) checked.

If you are interested in learning more about our mediation services, please feel free to contact Manjit Gill on 01268 692255 for a free 10-minute telephone consultation.