What is Mediation?
Mediation offers you the chance to resolve issues about children and financial arrangements without the stress and expense of going to court. It is available for couples following relationship breakdown but also for grandparents and other family members where they cannot agree on particular issues. It enables the parties to talk things through with an impartial professional and agree arrangements for the future. Our role is to help you have a constructive discussion about the issues facing your family and to help you explore the options available to enable you to reach an agreement that is fair to everyone.
You may find this video helpful in explaining the family mediation process further.
How does Mediation work?
The first step is for each of you to attend a one to one Mediation Information Assessment Meeting with the Mediator so that you can find out more information about mediation and have an opportunity to speak to the mediator about your issues. We will assess you for legal aid and answer any mediation queries you may have. At this meeting, we will also carry out safeguarding checks to ensure that mediation is appropriate in your case. At the end of the assessment meeting, you and the mediator decide whether mediation is suitable for you and therefore whether you wish to move to the next stage of the process. The assessment meeting is confidential between you and the mediator.
Provided all parties are willing to engage in the mediation process, a joint face to face mediation session will be arranged. Mediation meetings usually last around ninety minutes – the number of sessions will depend upon the complexity of the issues involved. The average mediation usually takes between two to four sessions. We offer shuttle mediation, where the mediator speaks to each party separately, rather than together. This may be appropriate for anyone who doesn’t feel able to take part in joint mediation sessions, but would still like to mediate. Different models of mediation will be discussed with you at your assessment meeting.
Any agreement reached will be recorded and forwarded to both of you in writing.
Why choose Pathway Mediation?
We are a team of experienced Mediators accredited with the Family Mediation Council and are highly regarded amongst both local and national family solicitors, mediators, barristers and Judges. We are the only local, stand-alone Mediation service which is not affiliated to a firm of Solicitors.
Adele and Ashlie are also trained to speak with children in mediation, when children feel they would like to have a voice in their parents’ discussions.
Divorce and Separation
Mediation services for divorce and separation
Mediation services for children and parent disputes
Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements
Pre & post nuptial agreements for marriage & same sex partnerships
Mediation services for cohabitation disputes
Child Inclusive Mediation
Including children in Mediation
Mediation for financial disputes in Divorce & Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
Mediation for cohabitation agreements
Get In Touch
The Hall, Lairgate
Beverley, HU17 8HL
Monday - Friday
09:00 - 17:30
At Pathway Mediation we recognise that family breakdown is one of the most stressful experiences you will go through. We have over 90 years of experience between us in this field so we are confident that we will be able to help you find a fair outcome for your family.
Pathway Mediation Limited
T: 01482 738567
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