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National Family Mediation Service Sheffield

We are a motivated professional organization offering high-quality; confidential mediation services in Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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 at convenient locations within Sheffield 6 days a week 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. NFMS Sheffield

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.

Our county wide mediation services in Sheffield 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.

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 an 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 Sheffield With Our Mediation Services –

  • 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

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Information assessment meeting (MIAMS)

Getting a divorce can be a very emotional time and in all of the whirlwind of making decisions you may forget about the legal and technical side of things. It is very important that you stay focussed on the current situation as to the law on divorce and in this respect the Child and Families Act 2014 is the most important piece of legislation to be amended this year.

Unless there are extreme cases, for example if there is a child protection issue, you and your partner must absolutely attend MIAMS (Mediation Information and Assessment meetings). Without these your divorce can not proceed to court.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers for Mediation Sheffield

Mediation is a type of problem resolution that enables individuals to assist clarify their concerns included and also to check out alternatives for resolution. Mediation assists parties that remain in disagreement to seek a resolution with an unbiased 3rd party known as a mediator.

The mediator is present to assist individuals check out methods of reaching resolution and/or putting their working partnerships onto an extra positive footing. Mediators are educated to remain neutral and also unbiased and to aid both/all parties equally. Mediators do not reveal viewpoints or make judgments about that is right or wrong. Any options and decisions made throughout mediation are the individuals’ decisions and also choices– mediators do not impose decisions. The goal is that, by the end of the process, the mediator(s) will have aided individuals recognize the key concerns of problem and alternatives for moving on.

Mediation is volunteer and also a session can only be arranged if both parties concur. The Center appreciates the decision of each party in picking whether mediation is right for him/her.

A mediation arrangement is binding and enforceable when it becomes part of a court order. The parties determine whether they wish to submit an arrangement to the court.

All communication throughout consumption as well as in a mediation session is private other than in cases of kid abuse or the misuse of an at risk adult. Mediators can not disclose what is claimed in mediation other than in de-briefing with team. This confidentiality includes recommendation sources as well. The Mediation Center will only disclose if mediation was held or otherwise held. If no mediation was held, the Center will certainly not divulge why the session was not held, including the refusal by each or both parties. In keeping with discretion, the Center does not provide letters to either party indicating the determination or rejection of either or both to participate in mediation.

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