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.
The Benefits of Family Mediation
Family mediation is actually a part of the ADR family of alternative dispute resolution. It forms an essential part of all mediation services offered worldwide.
Family mediation, also known as ADR, Alternative dispute resolution, Family mediation, or Family conflict resolution, is a process that attempts to resolve the conflicts between family members who are either not able to come to an agreement or who simply do not want to deal with their own disagreements. This type of mediation, when done correctly, can often bring about a more amicable resolution of problems and lessen family stress and strains. If done incorrectly however, mediation can prove disastrous, causing damage to both parties and the family itself. When done correctly, family mediation is the best way to resolve conflicts between family members.
Family conflict resolution, though commonly seen in family courts, is more commonly seen in the workplace, where a group of people need to come to a consensus over an issue. Mediation offers a way to accomplish this without having to go to court or spend a large amount of money. Through the use of a neutral third party, both parties come to a consensus and this is typically done without any sort of physical contact.
The most common form of alternative dispute resolution is family mediation. In this type of mediation, the mediator will listen to each party to speak and make a decision on its own regarding what they believe is the best course of action. This is usually done by comparing what each party has said to the circumstances surrounding the situation. The mediator then makes a decision based on this information and determines whether or not they feel that there is a good chance that the issues can be resolved without going to court. They will make a recommendation to the parties as to what type of resolution should be taken.
Many family mediators also offer legal services if necessary. They also work with law enforcement agencies and law firms that may be involved in the mediation process. In the event that a divorce or custody battle between two parents is involved, the mediator will work with the family courts as well as the courts to ensure that the parents get the outcome they are seeking. In the event that neither party is able to reach a conclusion that both agree on, mediation will end there.
Family mediation has a number of benefits. In many cases, it allows family members to find a resolution that they would not otherwise have access to if the case were fought out in court. Additionally, family mediation can lead to better communication between the family, especially when both parties are able to sit down and talk in a calm manner and try to resolve conflicts without going to court or having to hire attorneys or go to court.