National Family Mediation Brentwood
Confidential mediation in family disputes during and after divorce, separation and the breakdown of same sex civil partnerships at locations in Brentwood.
We are a motivated professional organization offering high-quality; confidential mediation services in convenient locations in Brentwood to assist you resolve family and other domestic disputes without the need of suffering the stress and indignity of going to court.
Our qualified mediators deliver a constructive unbiased approach that is flexible and can be arranged at a suitable location in Brentwood that is convenient to you.
Although we provide nationwide mediation services, we deliver at a local level and can arrange family mediation at a venue that is convenient to you in Brentwood – seven days a week at a time of the day or during the evening that best suits you and the other involved in your dispute.
We listen to the concerns of all those involved and attempt to reach a favourable agreement by encouraging open communication between the parties. When children are involved, they are provided with a safe forum enabling them to discuss their views and preference over how they would like matters concerning them to be resolved.
A family upheaval of any kind can be an extremely traumatic experience for everyone involved. This can be more pronounced when children are included especially if the dispute concerns the separation or divorce of their parents.
At the National Family Mediation Service we are sensitive to the needs of all participants. It is however not our place to cast judgements over who is right or wrong in any dispute. Nevertheless, our mediators are trained to act sympathetically and with complete impartiality so that the best practicable solution can be reached quickly and with the least stress.
Our mediation services in Brentwood provide a less formal, much cheaper alternative to resolving a family dispute in court. Nobody wants to go to court – so mediation can be seen as a sensible and more efficient way of settling various kinds of disputes that are likely to affect families. Because mediation encourages each individual involved to discuss their concerns openly without the need for lawyers to intervene, it is an extremely beneficial way for the parties to communicate and to reach agreement. The informality and openness of mediation is fundamentally why mediation has become a successful and popular way of resolving disputes.
It is still of course necessary for a divorce or marital separation to be made legal through the court process, but mediation has proved to be the most efficient means of settling relating issues that evolve. This may be to reach an agreement over access and arrangements for children, property and financial disputes arising from a marriage or civil partnership that has dissolved.
How we can assist you in Brentwood–
- Deal with marital, common law and same sex partnership disputes
- Resolve disputes involving arrangements with children following a marriage or partnership breakdown
- Reach an agreement to resolve difficult situations without the need for court orders
- Solve differences during and after divorce/separation involving property and joint financial matters
- Reach a positive conclusion to disagreements in other family disputes
Mediation assessment meeting Brentwood (MIAMS)
There are new changes to the law which means that the requirement that you attend a MIAMS (Mediation Information and Assessment meeting) has now been made compulsory before you make an application to the court. There are a number of exceptions to this but they are limited. For example, if you have experienced domestic violence, if there has been coercion or if there are child protection concerns.
However, in most cases you will have to attend a MIAMS meeting for mediation. This is set out in the Child and Families Act 2014. There are several mediation services available which can provide you with information on this change.