FAMILY MEDIATION



Separation can be extremely painful all round, for former partners; for children; for mums and dads; for grandparents, for an extended family, for relationships and for the wallet!

Mediation is a way of helping couples, who are in the process of divorcing or separating, to decide what to do about arrangements for their children, property, assets, debts and child or spousal maintenance.

Venture Mediation prioritises the needs of children, to offer a safe environment in which to help guide parties who find themselves in conflict to reach a mutually acceptable resolution.

We provide an informative and dynamic mediation process offering our clients online mediation using online video conferencing providers such as WhatsApp, Skype, and Facetime. Choosing this service directly saves you time, money and allows you to be flexible with scheduling your appointments.

BOOK AN ONLINE MIAM

Book an online video Mediation Information and Assesment Meeting with one of our accredited mediators here.

We use several online platforms such as WhatsApp, Skype, and Facetime.

Clients can be guaranteed an online MIAM within 48 hours.

WHAT IS MEDIATION?



  • Mediation is where you and your ex-partner jointly decide the agenda and priority of negotiations while the mediator helps you develop mutually acceptable solutions while making informed decisions.

  • Mediation keeps you in charge of important decisions about your children and finances in a calm and stable environment.

  • Mediation can be significantly less expensive than court proceedings and often much quicker.

  • Mediation is becoming the norm rather than using solicitors and courts to make decisions.

  • Mediation can reduce future conflict between parties, develop trust and improve communication for the benefit of children and families involved.


WHY MEDIATE?



  • According to the MOJ, nearly two-thirds of couples who attended a single joint mediation session for a child dispute reached a full agreement, with a further seven out ten reaching agreement overall.


  • National Audit figures on legally-aided mediation show that the average time for a mediated case to be completed is 110 days compared to 435 days for the court to decide on similar issues.


  • Mediation is usually cheaper than using the court to decide – data from legal aid cases shows that the average cost per client of mediation is £535 compared to £2,823 for cases going to court. Using the court to resolve issues can be significantly more expensive.


MEDIATION IS NOT:



  • Mediation is not about counselling; it is securely grounded in moving things forward and not on re-running the past or trying to rebuild past relationships but by building new ones.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MEDIATION

There are many advantages of using mediation to help couples who are in the process of divorcing or separating.
Follow the link below to read more about how mediation can benefit you.

WHAT DOES MEDIATION COST?



SERVICES LEGAL AID PRIVATE
MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting) FREE £96
First Joint Mediation Session (Where one party is eligible for Legal Aid) FREE FREE
Joint Mediation Sessions (Per hour, sessions are usually 90 minutes) FREE £120
Open Financial Summary FREE £150
Memorandum of Understanding FREE £150
Parenting Plan FREE £150
Direct Child Consultation FREE £150
Signing a Court application form (confirming mediation is not suitable) FREE £50

WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF MEDIATION?



  • Meet party 1 for MIAM

  • Meet party 2 for MIAM

  • Joint session(s)

  • Agreement



  • Each client attends a separate MIAM, or mediation information and assessment meeting. This is for a mediator to give information on the different venues to resolve disputes; for the mediator to assess the suitability of mediation and for the client to then make an informed decision about the venue they wish to resolve the dispute.

    Mediation then takes place with clients either in the same room at the same time or in separate rooms with the mediator moving between rooms and taking proposals from one room to the other.

    Clients have as many sessions as they need until they reach an agreement or end the process.

    The mediator will draft relevant documents to summarise decisions or proposals and any financial information.

FAMILY REFERRAL FORM

Please complete the below form if you would like to make a referral for family mediation

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VENTURE MEDIATION

The Roy Fletcher Centre, 17 Cross Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1JE
Email: info@venturemediation.co.uk
Telephone: 07984 272767