Divorce is often known for conflict and adversarial conversations—two spouses, backed by their aggressive lawyers, will fight it out over every last asset. At Divorce Mediation Service, we believe in a cooperative approach. Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes without the need to go to court where a neutral third party helps you to reach decisions about things that are important for you and your family. That can save you time, money and stress.
We can help you to sort out arrangements for children, agreeing how to split property or finances and reach mutually-beneficial solutions.
If you want to take your case to court, it is now – in most cases – a legal requirement to attend a Mediation (MIAM). The other person involved is also expected to attend a MIAM, but they don’t have to go to the same meeting as you.
Unlike a court proceeding, a mediator does not pass judgment or make a decision in any way. Their purpose is to help both sides come to an agreement that is best for everyone. However, if you are unable to reach an agreement, you can decide to go to court but you still need to show that you have attended Mediation.