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How do I find out whether mediation works

How do I find out whether mediation works is a reasonable enquiry to make if considering your best way forward through a separation or divorce and is being highlighted by the BBC  in a documentary series starting on the solstice this year called “Mr and Mrs call the mediator” that promises to reveal what goes on in the process that is designed to help those in dispute after a relationship to resolve legal issues like money, property and the child arrangements. Cheshire solicitors Stonehewer Moss employ experienced family law solicitor Michael Brennan, who admits that he has always been curious to know what a mediation looks like. Michael said,”I am  not a mediator but I can see that after it being little used during the first twenty years of my career, it is know being pushed on any individual going through a family break up and the Court rules require the applicant at least to attend a session with a qualified mediator. I chose the alternative process to mediation ten years ago called collaborative law, a process that involves your lawyer in a problem solving (collaborative) process with your ex, but the official statistics suggest the cost benefits and advantages in terms of emotional impact of such alternative methods to resolve conflict are being increasingly ignored by a public often required to represent themselves. I would urge anyone at such a place to step back, keep an open mind , and perhaps research the alternative methods to Court by visiting the Resolution website here”

Northwich family law specialist solicitors Stonehewer Moss can signpost you to a mediation service appropriate to your needs, agree fixed fees for initial letters to encourage your ex to take a collaborative approach to the legal issues after separation or negotiate round table with your ex and his solicitor if not qualified or willing to use the collaborative option. Being a Resolution member and accredited specialist, Michael Brennan will seek an amicable and fair solution for your family. To find out more you can arrange a no obligation first appointment. Legal Services orders may be available to fund a disputed case at Court. sat nav post code CW8 4DP How do I find out whether mediation works Northwich solicitors Stonehewer Moss

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