This week is Mediation Week! Family solicitor Pauline Ellis shares her experiences of mediation, and how it can help.
Today's blog asks: Do You Know The Benefits Of Mediation?
Whilst Mediation can't offer you a golden ticket, it does have some fantastic benefits for your family's future.
Here we look at the benefits of this service, and what they mean to you.
Mediation can offer:
Confidentiality – it provides you with a forum to talk safely, privately and calmly which gives a much better chance of reaching decisions that work for your family;
Creativity – it allows you to consider and discuss options that are tailored specifically to suit your own circumstances and those of your family.
Cost effectiveness – It means you can avoid the court process and emotional and financial costs that often comes with it;
Good Communication – it often works to improve communication to enable you to deal with future problems more effectively; and
Support to Your Children – It benefits your children by helping parents to work together to plan for their future. Some mediators offers a service whereby the children’s wishes can also be taken into consideration.