National Family Mediation Service Oxford
We are a motivated professional organization offering high-quality; confidential mediation services in Oxford 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 in Oxford that is convenient to you, and with the use of video or Skype conferencing, we are able to commit to clients in a wider range of locations.
Although we provide nationwide mediation services, we deliver at a local level and can arrange family mediation in Oxford at a time of the day or during the evening that is most convenient to you.
We listen to your concerns – and to others involved in your dispute – and attempt to reach and by encouraging open communication between the parties we aim to reach an amicable resolution that is favorable to those concerned. 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 and it is not our place to cast judgments over who is right or wrong in any dispute. Nevertheless, our mediators are trained to act sympathetically and in a completely impartial way so that the best practicable solution can be reached quickly and with the least stress. Oxford family mediation
Our county wide mediation services in Oxford provide a less formal, much cheaper alternative to resolving a family dispute in the court. Nobody wants to go to court – so mediation can be seen as a sensible and efficient way of settling various kinds of disputes that are likely to affect families. Because mediation encourages each individual involved in a dispute 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 it is a successful way of resolving disputes.
Mediation is a great alternative to litigation. Before undergoing this alternative, attorneys recommend that individuals learn how to effectively use the power of negotiation. Understanding the necessity of negotiation, and then knowing how to negotiate in a clear and polite manner will help to resolve a dispute more quickly. Lawyers also recommend that people take part in mediation as a way to avoid litigation.
One of the most important aspects of mediation is the ability to converse with your potential mediators. People often do not realize that they are communicating with the mediators while still experiencing the dispute with their potential mediator. This helps to communicate issues that may be difficult to communicate on your own. In the Mediation Session when you communicate this way, the mediator will be able to understand your concerns and respond to them in a way that helps you feel understood.
When communicating with a potential mediators, be sure to avoid using jargon. The key is to communicate clearly and honestly, without using difficult words or unclear terms. Although you may think that your terms are clear, others might not understand. This means that when speaking with your mediators, be certain to use simple language that can be understood. If you do this, your possible mediator will be able to listen to your concerns and respond in a manner that is helpful to both parties.
How we can assist you in OXFORD–
- 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 OXFORD (MIAMS)
MIAMS stands for Mediation and Information and Assessment meetings. That acronym has become very significant one of late as there have been changes to the law which make mediation as a starting point for divorce cases extremely important.
In mediation, former partners take part in a negotiation, which ends in a written agreement as to their financial and childcare arrangements (for example) after the divorce. With a few notable exceptions (domestic violence being one of the most important) you will have to attend MIAMS meetings.
Courts now will be looking for MIAMS meetings before a divorce progresses to the court.