If you are going through a divorce, then consider choosing mediation in Nottingham. Mediation is not the same as couples counselling. The goal is not to rescue the marriage. Instead, it is a practical tool that you can use to divorce your partner more harmoniously. The objective is to enable both you and your partner to come to terms on matters of children and property, without the need to fight through the courts.
Both the courts and the government believe that mediation is the best way to approach divorce. Mediation reduces stress for spouses and lets you split in a way that has minimal impact on your children (if you have any).
Our mediation services are about looking forward. They prepare you for your new post-marriage life. Mediation is about coming to terms with the situation and resolving disputes with your partner in a calm manner.
Our Family Mediation Methods In Nottingham
So how, precisely, does mediation in Nottingham work? You can think of mediation as a tool that facilitates calm, rational and compassionate discussions between you and your partner.
Typically, sessions begin by gathering information from each spouse individually. Advisors make notes on any children you may have, finances, and the current nature of the relationship. They then use this information to plan for joint sessions where both you and your partner discuss the terms of your divorce directly.
You either do this together or in separate rooms. If you choose separate rooms – sometimes called shuttle mediation – an advisor will go back and forth between you and your partner, conveying messages. This option tends to be good for partners who are prone to arguments. The advisor can present the words of each side in a neutral manner, getting to the heart of the issue, instead of allowing emotions to take over. Nottingham mediation allows you to continually move the conversation forward, even if it feels difficult.
During joint mediation sessions, you’ll cover issues relating to children, finances and property. Our methods allow you to come to an agreement that the courts are likely to accept. We always assist you in seeking outcomes that are fair for both parties and the children as well.
At the end of the mediation session, you’ll have two outcomes: a Parenting Plan and information about how to obtain a Consent Order. The Parenting Plan is a document that you can make legally binding via the courts once your divorce goes through. The Consent Order is another document that prevents either party from making any additional financial claims against the other (except for those specified in the Order itself).
Recommend Mediation In Nottingham For A Friend
Perhaps you’re not going through a divorce yourself, but you know somebody who is. If so, you might want to recommend our powerful mediation services.
We offer the best possible advice to both parties and help improve the outcome of the divorce for everyone. We cover issues such as how children will maintain contact with their parents, where they will live, and how the now-separated family will support itself financially.
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Weekend appointments are available on request
*We can offer a limited number of pre-arranged mediation sessions outside of office hours subject to agreement and availability. All mediation sessions are held either at our offices or remotely via video conferencing software e.g. Zoom.