Family Mediation Solicitors

High legal and court fees can sometimes be a barrier to resolving family issues. With mediation, these barriers are eliminated as the process can be settled outside of court.

Often, through family mediation, you find you agree with your partner in certain areas. Mediation allows you to air grievances and works to resolve them without the need for the court to make decisions with which no-one is ultimately happy.

How Does The Divorce Mediation Process Work?

You and your partner will first have to agree to mediation. Once you have done this, you can contact us. We will work with you to organise your first mediation session. In some cases, this may be all that’s needed.

Solving Issues with Family Mediation

Family mediation can help find solutions to many issues, including:

  • Who the children will live with and how often the other parents (or other family members) will see them
  • The interim financial arrangements while the final settlement is agreed
  • Whether you can stay in the home with the children and if so, where the spouse or partner will live
  • How much maintenance you will have to pay
  • How you can deal with your debts
  • How you can divide your assets

Divorce and Separation: the first 3 steps you should take

Going through a relationship breakdown can be a very painful & stressful experience, which is why Burt Brill & Cardens have put together our simple guide for anyone who is in the first steps of separation or divorce. Our guide is completely free to download and will take you through:

  • The first 3 steps you should take
  • The different routes available to you
  • Our process and how we can help you through what can be a difficult time.

Click here to get your free guide.

What are the benefits of family mediation?

  • Partners can make sure the agreement meets the needs of their family or circumstances.
  • It is a sensible and responsible way of dealing with issues surrounding any children.
  • It is quicker and cheaper than going to court.
  • Partners can seek independent legal advice and be guided by their own lawyers.
  • It helps maintain or rebuild good relations between partners which is very important when there are children involved.

Ready to make an appointment now? Click here. For more information or to arrange a free initial chat one of our family law team, telephone us on 01273 604 123 or email

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