Mediation for Divorcing Couples
Divorce/Separation can be a very difficult time for both parties. Whether there are feeling of guilt, distress, or anger, it is likely that emotions will be high and your ability to think will be somewhat affected.
Mediation is considerably and inevitably less expensive than litigation and takes less time for an outcome to be reached. Parties have an opportunity to engage in constructive discussions at an early stage before legal costs escalate so much that in some cases neither party can continue and the case remains unresolved.
Taking a case to trial can take months and involves considerably legal expense. With divorce lawyers charging anywhere between £100 and £500 per hour (plus VAT), costs can rise significantly where a couple have significant assets
and are in dispute over how these should be divided up.
Mediation on the other hand, is for a set period of time meaning that costs and your time are also limited. The major advantage of mediation, aside from the cost, is that you remain in control of your own future and will not have a judge making the decision for you based only on what he was heard from your respective solicitors and the bundles put before the court.
Divorce mediation at the London Mediation Office offers each party a viable solution which is acceptable to each of you and is much cheaper than hiring solicitors.
We will explore each of your proposals and even such some of our on for your consideration when you cannot think of any that both of you are happy with. When making suggestions, we will use our legal experience so that the proposals are not only fair but also realistic.
From April 2011 every person wishing to make an application to court for a financial remedy or an order concerning their children, must first of all attend mediation (subject to a few exceptions which you can discuss by calling our no obligation helpline 0800 622 6260).
Research shows that mediation can cost a quarter of the price and take a quarter of the time of going to court. Call us today for a free no obligation talk about what mediation can do for you.