Mediation: reaching agreement following divorce and separation.
The South East London Family Mediation Bureau (SELFMB) is available to help you reach agreements related to matters about children, finance and property.
In almost all cases confidentiality can be maintained throughout, thus avoiding public exposure of personal problems. In most cases an agreement reached by mediation will last longer than a decision imposed by the court.
What takes place in mediation?
Parents will be invited to attend a pre-mediation meeting (separate time will be provided for each parent.) At this initial meeting what happens in mediation will be explained. Parents then meet together with an accredited and experienced mediator who will help them to make decisions regarding the arrangements for children and / or finance and property.
All Bureau mediators are accredited by the Family Mediation Council (FMCA) and function within its Mediation Code of Practice.
Advantages of mediation compared to court proceedings:
- Parents retain control of decisions which affect the children.
- Children benefit because of reduced conflict.
- It can be done quickly: it may be completed in days rather than months compared to litigation and court process.
- Costs are likely to be far less than those of lengthy court proceedings.
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