It’s never too late to mediate

The breakdown of a relationship can often be painful. Many of us find it difficult to discuss emotive issues such as arrangements for our children or financial concerns

Family Mediation is a positive way to resolve issues arising from relationship breakdown by utilising the skills of a trained third party to help guide you through.

Burd Ward is one of just a handful of firms offering this service to families from across Wirral from its offices on Seaview Road in Wallasey.

Headed by Victoria Syvret who is a fully trained member of the National Family Mediation service, Burd Ward’s Family Law team have the experience and empathy to ensure you receive the very best advice.

As a fully qualified Mediator and Family Law Solicitor, Victoria uses her knowledge of the law and skills as a mediator to assist people who are dealing with a breakdown of a relationship. This can help couples reach the most practical decisions possible for themselves and their families.

Can you explain a bit more about the process Victoria?

Family Mediation is an effective and less expensive way of finding agreement than solely using solicitors and the courts. Making a strong, lasting agreement in a family dispute is particularly important as the decisions made now will affect you, your family and your children for many years to come. If you apply to court to resolve your issues you may be expected to have already attempted mediation. The court might decide to refer you back to a mediator if it feels that mediation could help to provide a solution.

What can couples talk about?

Family Mediation is a positive way to resolve issues arising from relationship breakdown. The kind of issues you might need to discuss includes:

  • looking after your children
  • what will happen to your home
  • sharing your money and other assets
  • financial support

The mediator will never take sides and will lead the discussion to help you look forward and find a positive solution.
Mediation can help any couple or former couple, whether married or unmarried, male and female or same sex, with or without children.

How does it work?

In the first instance we will book you a pre-mediation Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (or MIAM) to help you decide if mediation is right for you. You can attend this together or separately but you both need to have attended an appointment before proceeding to mediation.

So if you need help, or just want to investigate if Mediation is the right route for you, book a FREE pre-Mediation assessment with Victoria today and start making the right steps today to ensure a brighter tomorrow for your family.

Legal Aid is available in certain cases, so make sure you ask when making your appointment.

Burd Ward – Good Honest Law for Wirral 0151 639 8273

Posted on May 1st, 2014 by Burd Ward