Local members of the family justice body Resolution have welcomed new research which shows most people back a change in the law to give cohabiting people more rights. Currently, cohabiting couples have few or no rights in the event of a relationship breakdown meaning that unlike married couples there is no mechanism for splitting assets.
A Court process can be long and costly. We offer an alternative to court proceedings through mediation.
Talk to one of our friendly and experienced team on 01442 872311
Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process that can help you make practical arrangements following a separation, whether it is in relation to children, property or finances.
Parties are free to negotiate and consider all of the options available to them without being bound by decisions until independent legal advice has been provided on any final agreement.
The mediator does not provide legal advice but can advise on the law. The mediator acts impartially helping people to make decisions that work best for them. Mediation can be engaged at any stage and it can achieve an early agreement about a specific issue or deal with all implications of separation.
During the mediation process, either party can seek ongoing legal advice alongside the mediation. If an agreement is reached solicitors will draft this agreement to form a Consent Order. Even if mediation does not resolve all the issues, it can still help narrow disputes between the parties.
Our accredited mediators are also highly experienced family law solicitors with expertise in dealing with every aspect of separation.