An independent mediator will help a couple to resolve the practical issues that have arisen following the breakdown of their marriage or relationship.
Mediation can deal with any practical issue that the couple would like to address. These may range from questions about where their children should live and how often they should see each parent, through to detailed financial issues.
Generally speaking, the couple will meet for sessions alongside the mediator or mediators. Some couples prefer the co-mediation method, which can allow for both a male and female mediator being present.
There are a number of stages within mediation before an agreement can be achieved. Initially it is necessary to collate the information and establish trust between parties. The mediators need to understand the information provided before being able to assist the couple in attempting to find a solution.
An agreement reached through mediation is voluntarily entered into by both parties, with the terms often finalised over a series of meetings.
If necessary, this agreement can be made binding via a court order and a member of OGR Stock Denton’s family team will be able to assist clients with this.