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We are presently in the middle of Mediation Week, which this year runs from 16 -20 January 2023. 

This is an annual event where the benefits of Family Mediation are spotlighted and aims to guide more separating couples towards mediation as a way of trying to resolve any issues, taking control of their circumstances, and making decisions together for their family’s future.

The Family Mediation Council is running public events where you can register to attend webinars or watch videos on a diverse range of subjects, focusing on subjects such as the cost of mediation and the different approaches that can be taken. 

Mediation Week is supported by Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers who are committed to resolving family disputes in a conciliatory and non-confrontational way.  Resolution and its members recognise that taking an approach with a solution-led bias leads to more families managing their affairs after separation in a more constructive and positive way, saving both money and emotional stress at what is already a difficult time.

Many mediators will include children in the mediation process, giving voice to their wishes and feelings in an age-appropriate way.  Again, this can lead to better and more sustainable arrangements post-separation.

If you are considering attending mediation, you may want to take some legal advice before the sessions start and continue to receive legal support and advice during the process itself.  If you reach a financial agreement, you should always take legal advice on how to ensure the agreement is binding and enforceable.

Speak to one of our experienced Family Law Team at Biscoes to find out more and to get the support and advice you need.