• I wish my parents had known about family mediation


    Every year, thousands of families are torn apart by bitter court battles. Relationships between separating parents are irretrievably broken, and all too often their children are caught up in the middle.

    But it doesn't have to be that way.

    There is another way, a way that has helped many divorcing parents build a constructive future for their family, focusing on their children and what is best for them, without a court imposing decisions on anyone. These videos http://www.familymediationweek.org.uk/videos/ from last year’s Family mediation Week are all about this better way.

    About family mediation

    Family mediation puts you in control, with the help and support of highly trained professionals who can help you make decisions about your future.

    Research shows that mediation is often the best way for families to resolve conflicts. Unfortunately, too few people know about it, and end up locked in angry disputes that have far-reaching consequences for them, and for their children.

    Family Mediation Week (23-27 January 2017)

    23-27 January 2017 is Family Mediation Week. Organised by the Family Mediators Association (FMA), our aim is to raise awareness of mediation as an alternative to court battles for separating couples.

    Mediation can help you take control of your own family’s future, making constructive decisions together rather than asking someone else to decide what should happen to your children or your finances. We want to help and support people who are separating, and also let other people know that family mediation is an option they can suggest to friends or family members who are separating and who don’t know where to go for help.

    Over the course of Family Mediation Week, we will be publishing information and resources to help more people understand that there is a better, more constructive option that puts children first and helps separating families create a brighter future.

    We will also be in attendance at Bournemouth County Court on the Monday, Wednesday and Friday of that week between 11am and 3pm to talk to you about mediation and offer a free Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM).

    Find out more

    To receive more information about family mediation, how it works and how it can benefit separating families, contact us on 01202 721822 or email gemma@laceysmediation.co.uk or visit www.laceysmediation.co.uk