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Family Mediation Week 2018

by | Jan 19, 2018 |
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A recent report by Aviva highlighted the hidden costs of divorce and separation that on average leave couples in the UK spending over £14000 on legal and lifestyle costs when their relationship breaks down. That number has increased by 17% since their 2014 Family Finances Report. According to Aviva’s recent report, legal fees associated with divorce and separation have more than doubled since 2014, with that number growing exponentially in 2018.

How can mediation reduce the cost of divorce?

When a couple reaches the difficult decision to separate, it can be hard to see how best to deal with the breakdown of the relationship. For example, there may be children to consider and financial matters to discuss.

Mediation is an alternative process to Court proceedings for resolving family disputes. It helps couples make decisions together. Mediation tends to be a cheaper alternative to parties using solicitors to negotiate and is generally required before an application to Court can be made.

Mediators are impartial and help couples to talk through their issues and consider all options available to them, then come to a consensus that can benefit both parents and children without the pressure and expense of Court proceedings.

Couples can consult their own solicitor to take advice at any stage during Mediation, if necessary. At the end of the mediation process, a document can be drafted detailing the agreements that have been reached.

Read more about mediation and how it can be used to help resolve family disputes.​

Getting in Touch

Spratt Endicott has a team of family mediators who are experienced in dealing with these matters. For more information on our Family Mediation services, please call our one of our professionally trained mediators.

Justine Cadbury Gemma Davison  Patrick Mulcare

Justine Cadbury
jcadbury@se-law.co.uk
01295 204092
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Gemma Davison
gdavison@se-law.co.uk
01869 222310

Patrick Mulcare
pmulcare@se-law.co.uk
01295 204153

*Disclaimer: While everything has been done to ensure the accuracy of the contents of this article, it is a general guide only. It is not comprehensive and does not constitute legal advice. Specific legal advice should be sought in relation to the particular facts of a given situation.

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