Machins Solicitors LLP
Leading Solicitors in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire
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Advice during Family Mediation

Family mediation is a process enabling couples at any stage of separation or divorce to reach a mutually acceptable settlement with the help of an impartial third person, the mediator.

The settlement can include arrangements for property, finances and any children. The mediator does not make decisions for a couple. The mediator manages the process, but not its outcome, and has no power to impose solutions. Mediation is not reconciliation or counselling.

We offer a mediation service and encourage clients to attend mediation if it is considered suitable for them. We also offer advice support and assistance during mediation. At the conclusion of the mediation process if an agreement is reached this is binding on the parties.

We can assist you to ensure that legal agreement or court order is put in place. We will always be happy to put clients in touch with suitable mediation services.

Legal advice may be available to you during mediation provided that you meet the financial eligibility requirements set down by the Legal Aid Agency and you are actually undertaking mediation.