Why We Love Mediation (And Why You Should, Too!)
At Mediate UK we know that family mediation can bring about positive change and restore some harmony in the lives of our clients. We are ridiculously committed to what we do and find immense satisfaction in assisting individuals and families navigate through these challenging times and discover a way forward.
Family mediation empowers individuals to take control of their own situation and find mutually agreeable solutions. Unlike traditional adversarial processes, family mediation allows you to actively participate in the decision-making process and have a say in the outcome. It gives you a voice and helps you regain a sense of control over your own life. A court or arbitrator will make an order and you are legally stuck with it – even if you completely disagree with their decision.
Collaboration over confrontation
The family mediation process promotes collaboration, understanding, and cooperation. It provides a safe and neutral space where all parties can express their perspectives, concerns, and interests. Through facilitated discussions, mediation encourages empathy, active listening, and problem-solving. It shifts the focus from confrontation to finding common ground and working together towards a resolution. And it works! 90% of clients who do joint mediation go on to reach an agreement.
Compared to litigation or other formal legal processes, family mediation is often a more cost-effective option. It can save you significant amounts of time, money, and emotional energy. The sessions are typically shorter and less formal than court hearings, reducing the overall expenses involved. Additionally, by avoiding prolonged legal battles, family mediation helps preserve valuable relationships and minimises the financial strain on all parties involved.
Preservation of relationships
One of the most remarkable aspects of mediation is its ability to preserve and, in some instances, even strengthen relationships. Whether it’s a divorce or separation, family mediation focuses on finding solutions that take into account the needs and interests of all parties.
By fostering open communication and understanding, this process helps rebuild trust and lays the foundation for positive future interactions. This is especially beneficial if you are co-parenting as this will enable a healthy and supportive environment for the well-being and development of your children.
Mediate UK’s progressive mediation process offers customised solutions that cater to the unique circumstances and needs of each family or individual. Unlike court-imposed decisions that may not fully address the complexities of your situation, family mediation allows for more flexible outcomes. With the guidance of a skilled mediator, you can create agreements that work specifically for your situation. You can then have these agreements made legally binding through one of our fixed-fee legal packages.
Mediation is a confidential process, providing a safe environment for open and honest discussions. This confidentiality encourages participants to freely express their thoughts, concerns and emotions without the fear of judgment or negative consequences. It allows for more effective communication and a greater likelihood of reaching a mutually sustainable resolution.
Family mediation places a stronger emphasis on the future, rather than dwelling on past grievances. It encourages parties to identify their underlying goals, enabling them to work together towards long-term solutions. By shifting the focus from blame to problem-solving, family mediation helps create a positive and forward-looking mindset, fostering a more hopeful and optimistic outlook.
For more information on how Mediate UK can assist you in resolving any issues related to your divorce or separation, including Child Arrangements; Finance Matters and/or Property disputes (amongst others), then please take a look at our informative Family Mediation Blog.
Straight from the horse’s mouth
We asked a few members of our team about why they love what they do – and this is what they shared with us:
What do you like most about Family Mediation?
“I like that children always come first and that clients have full control over what they do and don’t agree to. I love seeing the relief in clients’ faces when they have reached an agreement!”
Tamsin Remnant – Family Mediator (FMCA)
Why did you want to become a Family Mediator?
“Having worked as a PA within a mediation company for several years, I experienced first-hand the benefits of mediation. I am passionate about helping people discover the benefits of mediation to resolve their issues without going through the trauma of the Court system.”
Julia Love – Family Mediator (WTA)
What do you enjoy most about working with Mediate UK?
“My colleagues at Mediate UK are the best. Everyone is incredibly supportive, always on hand to offer guidance and advice. We are all passionate about helping our clients and offering a great service to them.”
Emma Ingham – Family Mediator (FMCA)
“I founded the company in 2010 following my own difficult divorce and I knew there must be a better way to manage a separation or divorce. Over 6000 clients later we have a tried and tested method of family mediation, and we are passionate about helping people find a way forward”
Ali Carter – Founder, Mediate UK
Ultimately, we love family mediation because we have witnessed first-hand the transformative power it holds. It offers an alternative to destructive conflicts, promotes understanding and provides a pathway to resolution and healing. Choosing mediation is an investment in your own well-being. It is a choice for empowerment, collaboration, and a better future. So, consider family mediation as a means to navigate your conflicts, and let us help you Find your Future.