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Family Mediation Lawyers Liverpool

Family Mediation can help you resolve family law issues outside of court. Contact our friendly local lawyers today to find out how we can help. You can call us on 0151 318 5909 or fill out our online enquiry form.

Are you experiencing difficulties in your family? Do you feel that there is a need for an impartial advisor to be involved? Are you reluctant to bring your family affairs into the courts? If so, then you may be interested in Mediation.

Mediation is a process whereby you and the party you have a dispute with agree to appoint a third party, known as a 'mediator', to agree an outcome or solution to the problem.

It is well suited to family situations, such as divorces, as it aims to keep the dispute out of court. This is often less stressful for those involved. Mediation keeps things moving forward on a more positive note and has a great deal of scope for compromise both ways, rather than the more complicated and accusatory nature of court.

Avoid Court

Furthermore, parties to mediation have a great deal more control over the process than they would have in court litigation. With mediation, it is the parties themselves that decide how they wish the mediation to progress, and how they wish their mediators to act. This is not the case in a court, where proceedings are governed by rigid rules and where there is little room for flexibility.

Moreover, participation in mediation gives participants complete freedom: you are entitled to stop the process at any point in which you feel matters are not progressing as you would wish it. This is very different to disputes brought into the courts, where there is no option to cease proceedings, unless a party concedes or another is successful in arguing their point.

Not only can keeping the dispute of out court reduce costs significantly, but it may also be required. Since 2011, for instance, a Mediation Assessment has been required for divorcing couples before going to court to debate finances on divorce. Another important consideration in favour of mediation is that unlike in public courts, confidentiality is assured. Parties can engage in frank and constructive discussion without the fear of unnecessary attention from members of the public.

Although mediation is informal, you should not go into mediation without first consulting a solicitor. They will provide advice about the mediation process, whether or not it is suitable for your dispute and can refer you to a suitable mediator. They will also be there to advise you throughout the process and can draw on years of experience to make sure you get the best possible deal.

At Family Law Liverpool, we approach every situation differently, and do not believe you can apply the same technique to address every dispute. While we have experience of court room litigation, we appreciate that in situations involving families, the stark and rigid environment of a court of law is not always the most suitable forum. However, we will take the entirety of your situation into account before we recommend mediation or some alternative form of dispute resolution.

Contact Liverpool Mediation Lawyers

If this is something you are interested please get in touch with our expert solicitors to find out how family mediation could benefit you.

Contact us today on 0151 318 5909 or fill out our online enquiry form.

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