Local Office – International House, Southampton International Business Park, George Curl Way, Southampton, SO18 2RZ

National Family Mediation Service Southampton

Annually approximately 150,000 kids are affected by divorce and separation cases. These alarming figures are as a result of increasing cases of divorce and separation that affects around a third of all marriages in the country. It is now becoming increasingly difficult for parents and guardians to cope with the situation at hand.

It is due to this backdrop that organizations such as National Family Mediation Services (NFMS) have emerged to provide practical advice, support, and solutions to the affected parties.

Such organizations employ in – house counselors, and they also tend to organize workshops and motivation talks to discuss matters pertaining on coping with divorce and separation. Some of the real life lessons provided by our professional coaches when it comes to divorce and separation involve;

  • Advising parents and guardians on how to deal with less than ideal situations
  • Effective communication
  • Practical ideas that can help both the parents and children to adjust to changes in their lives
  • Understanding and communicating children’s feelings about how divorce and separation is impacting on, their lives

Our office in Southampton is structured to accommodate both married and unmarried couples and single sex relationships who are about to, or are in the process of divorce or separation, and also to assist children who are going to be negatively impacted by this whole scenario. Southampton family mediators – NFMS

Our in-house mediators are professionally trained and equipped to help clients deal with their issues, and reach joint decisions related to their separation or divorce which may include property, financial issues, and the care and provision for children’s welfare.

Our organization prides itself on outstanding levels of quality assurance standards and all mediators have been carefully selected to the very best standards of professional service.

Services
Our services differ from other NFM related organizations because:

As stated to the side, our approach to divorce and separation issues is to utilize proven methods that can be proprietary or open source in order to increase awareness among the participants involved and hence to provide a secure and confidential environment that favors participant directed outcomes and solutions.

Give our Southampton office a call today and you will find one of our representative’s ready and waiting to answer all your queries.

  • We have a national network of branches responsive to the local needs of our clients
  • Our services comprise of networks that are interlinked by affiliation criteria supporting professionalism and quality standards.
  • We boast of an affordable fee structure
  • Our services are diverse in nature because they revolve around the various yet appropriate issues such as property, finances, and child welfare that occur in relationship breakdown
  • The services are also distinct in the sense that they differ with legal practices

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How we can assist you in Southampton–

  • 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

Couples are no longer reaching for their solicitor’s numbers straight away when getting a divorce. In a change which most welcome, earlier this year, amendments to the Child and Families Act 2014 mean that it is necessary to obtain evidence that you have taken part in Mediation Information and Assessment meetings before the divorce can go onto court.

The meetings are now mandatory and it does mean that more couples are sorting out their problems before divorce cases reach court. Sadly, mediation does not work for all couples and in cases where there is the threat of violence to a person, or to property, then you do not have to attend mediation meetings. However, even in those cases you should seek specialist advice or help.

Mediation assessment meeting Southampton (MIAMS)

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process of applying the law or statute to reach a resolution in a dispute between two parties, typically represented by an attorney. The law is generally used to achieve an agreement between the two parties.

The online mediator can help with mediation for a variety of different issues, including divorce and child custody. There are many different types of mediation and they include sit-down meetings, face-to-face meetings, and online meetings. It’s important to note that the type of mediation that is most suitable for you will depend on the reason that you’re trying to resolve your dispute.

Mediation is also used when a spouse does not want to file for divorce. The fact that a person is not willing to seek a divorce is still considered to be a negative situation. In this case, the couple may seek out a mediation to reach an agreement. It may be a good idea to have a mediator look at all aspects of the case, so that both sides are comfortable with the recommendations that the mediator makes.

Mediation can be used in an attempt to change or get better results from a dispute. Many times, a dispute will involve issues involving finances or property. These types of disputes may not be amenable to negotiation. Instead, it is often best to seek out mediation to resolve the dispute.

A common example of a mediation is when a spouse or parent is attempting to decide whether or not to pursue child custody rights or to appeal the court’s decision. If the party seeking the visitation has a mediator present, he or she can examine their side of the argument and present the other side with facts. The mediator will not allow any personal views on the matter. It is up to the decision-maker to decide whether or not the mediation is necessary.

Mediation can also be used if there is a disagreement between the parties concerning a child custody issue. Most jurisdictions do not allow one parent to have a child without the other parent being involved in the custody proceeding. For example, if one parent wants sole physical custody of the child, but the other parent would like joint physical custody, then the mediator would be able to help the two parties reach an agreement. The mediator may present evidence and facts that support each parent’s view of the situation.

One of the most important things to remember when a dispute is handled through mediation is that the mediator will not be determining who is right or wrong. In fact, the mediator is not even trying to decide who is right or wrong. This is different from a court-based proceeding where the court decides the matter. At the mediation, the mediator does not have the power to make any judgments.

A mediation is a good idea for a number of different reasons. Just because one side or the other did not agree during a mediation does not mean that they cannot come to a resolution.