What is Family Mediation

What is Family Mediation

Family mediation is a process where a trained independent mediator can help clients communicate with one another and work towards reaching a resolution in an area in which they need support, for example reaching an agreement for how children arrangements will work upon separation.

Family mediation is a process in which those involved in a family breakdown require the assistance of an impartial trained third-party (known as a mediator) to assist them to navigate their way through discussions that they have not been able to agree between themselves. Family mediation can be used by the separating couple or wider family members, for example, children or grandparents.

Mediation may also be appropriate in other family settings or transitions, such as a dispute arising within a family business, inheritance planning or intergenerational matters. Family structures can be complicated giving rise to many different issues. Mediation may well be a forum to discuss and resolve such issues.

Family matters can be sensitive and require careful consideration. Mediation can be used as a forum for these discussions. Mediation can be conducted at Hughes Paddison offices or virtually, if it suits our clients for sessions to be remote. We can facilitate an environment to suit our client's needs in person or via Teams, Zoom or any preferred preference.

Mediation can settle matters away from Court and the pressure and expense of the same.