We have advised and assisted clients using collaborative law and mediation in relation to the following:
Madeleine Young and Sandra Marshall are both qualified collaborative lawyers. This process encourages a resolution achieved through mutual problem solving.
The advantages are:
Sandra and Madeleine are also qualified mediators.
Mediation is voluntary and the couple will both need to agree to use the process. The mediator maintains an impartial role throughout and encourages the couple to discuss issues and explore ways and means of resolving them. The mediator can assist the couple in working within the parameters used in family disputes but cannot give legal advice as to what would be best outcome for either one of them. Couples are encouraged to take independent legal advice alongside mediation.
Although mediation is voluntary there is a requirement for those who wish to issue a court application in respect of arrangements for children or a financial settlement arising from a divorce to attend a mediation information and assessment meeting (MIAM). We are able to provide this service.
For advice please contact
Madeleine Young on 01189 559616 or Sandra Marshall on 01189 559615