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Family mediation solicitors
Separation can take a heavy toll on you and your family, both financially and emotionally. It’s easy for arguments to escalate into heated conflicts and before long, court proceedings are involved.
However, if you and your former partner are willing to sit down and talk openly about finding a workable solution to your issues, family mediation can be a cost-effective way of reaching an amicable agreement.
At Barcan+Kirby, our family mediation solicitors are dedicated to making a difference. Throughout the process, we’ll provide tactical advice and support to ensure a positive outcome is secured for your family.
What is family mediation?
As a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), family mediation helps separating couples resolve disagreements in a calm environment outside of court. As well as being less costly, family mediation can also save your family the time and stress involved with court proceedings.
With the support of an impartial family mediator, you’ll meet in a neutral space to discuss and resolve any issues which have arisen as a result of your separation. The family mediator will steer you and your former partner away from disputes and will encourage each party to express their opinions calmly.
How long does family mediation take?
Mediation could take one session or a few, depending on both parties ability to cooperate.
The initial session will be used to consider whether your issues are suitable for a mediated approach. If you have concerns after a mediation session that your interests are at risk, speak to our family mediation solicitors.
How much does family mediation cost?
Cost is often an important consideration for our clients, especially during divorce. That’s why we offer fixed fee packages for our family law services, allowing you to work through your issues without worrying about rising costs.
Our fees are open and transparent, so you’ll know exactly how much your family mediation will cost from the start.
Is family mediation right for me?
While the benefits of family mediation are numerous, the success of your mediation sessions will depend on whether both parties can work through their issues peacefully.
If your dispute has escalated beyond cooperation, there may still be a chance of resolving matters out of court, but an initial Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) will determine whether or not the approach is right for you.
Why choose Barcan+Kirby’s family mediators?
If you are facing difficult discussions with your former partner about children, finances or property, getting specialist advice from an early stage is essential. If family mediation is a possibility, our specialist team will be at hand every step of the way to help you reach an agreement that protects your interests.
During your first appointment, we’ll take the time to listen and understand your aims and concerns about the process. We’ll also explain your options in a clear, jargon-free way.
Our family law solicitors are all members of Resolution, an organisation dedicated to non-confrontational divorce, the Law Society Legal Family and Children Legal Panels. Many of the team are accredited mediators and trained collaborative lawyers, which means you can rely on Barcan+Kirby for all your family law needs.
Mediation services are provided by our independent family mediation solicitors and sessions can be held at any of our Bristol offices.