Mediation: A better way to resolve family problems.05.03.12
For separating couples and their children, navigating a path through a confused mixture of destructive emotions, and finding solutions to their problems can prove to be an insurmountable challenge. Historically the court has been the only forum to which they could turn to resolve children and financial issues.
But time and again our adversarial legal system has proved to be an inadequate method of finding lasting solutions, particularly in the all important area of parenting children, which must continue beyond the termination of the adult relationship.
Time consuming and costly, a court battle often not only strips away a significant portion of modest family assets, but at the same time deprives the parties of any meaningful control of the process.
However, 2011 is likely to be a year of significant hope and change for all those seeking more constructive, durable and satisfactory ways of resolving family issues. Although participation in mediation remains a voluntary process, it has in the past year played an ever-increasing and significant role within the court system, particularly in assisting parents to communicate more effectively, therefore enabling them to come to a fair agreement in respect of future parenting arrangements.
The government is proposing radical changes to the family justice system, with the emphasis on a greater use of mediation. The result of in-court mediation pilot schemes up and down the country showed an overall 79% success rate. Given that 43% of parties involved in court cases had received no imformation about mediation, it is not surprising that the Ministry of Justice wants to ensure that anyone involved in family proceedings is aware that, when appropriate, the use of mediation can provide an alternative to going to court to resolve their dispute.
Laceys Mediation continues to be at the forefront in both promoting and developing family mediation. From their Southampton and Bournemouth offices, their experienced team of highly trained lawyer mediators will help you find sensible and cost-effective solutions in the shortest possible time. Laceys Mediation will provide valuable legal expertise and guidance whilst allowing you to determine outcomes suitable for you and your children.
A free initial consultation is available and in addition unlimited legal aid is available for those who are eligible.
For further information about Laceys Mediation contact 01202 755900 or email your question to email@example.com