Sebastian Church Owestry

Independent Family Mediators

Are you looking for a secure setting in which to settle the disagreements that have arisen within your family?

After a breakup, do you require assistance in resolving issues pertaining to your finances or your children’s care?

Do you require assistance in maintaining communication with your previous romantic partner?

Sebastian Church Family Mediators Can Help

Family Mediation Oswestry

Families are able to engage in the process of mediation Oswestry in order to come to an agreement regarding future child-rearing plans when a neutral third party who has no emotional investment in either side’s position helps facilitate the conversation. The mediator does not offer counsel to either side of the dispute; rather, he or she focuses on improving the parties’ ability to communicate with one another and provides assistance to the parties while they strive to reach their own agreements in an amicable manner.

An impartial stance must be maintained at all times, and the mediator in a family dispute must avoid any and all potential conflicts of interest. A mediator is not permitted to mediate a dispute in which they have gathered relevant information about the parties involved in the dispute. In addition to this, a mediator is expected to keep an objective stance toward the outcome of the mediation in Oswestry. They are not permitted to attempt to impose their preferred outcome on any of the parties or to exert any form of influence over them in any way.

What is the procedure of family mediation Oswestry?

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The mediator will assist you and the other parent in working through all of your issues, analysing your options, determining whether or not those solutions will work in practise, and reaching an agreement on what is in the best interest of the kid. The mediator can arrange a’shuttle’ mediation session if you do not feel comfortable mediating in the same room as the other parent. The opposing parties are split into two separate rooms while the mediator “shuttles” back and forth between them in an effort to achieve a settlement during “shuttle mediation” in Oswestry.

If parties are able to resolve their disputes through mediation  Oswestry and reach an agreement, the mediator will draught a “memorandum of understanding” to ensure that all parties are informed of the terms of the settlement.

What are the advantages of divorce or Family Mediation Oswestry

When a family separation makes it impossible for parents to agree on the best care for their children, it is recommended that they participate in mediation. Participating in Northwich mediation may provide one or more of the following advantages, among others:

  • Effective communication and assistance in arranging future arrangements; facilitating the evaluation and modification of plans as long as both parties are in agreement;
  • offering a speedier and less expensive method of settling disagreements; and giving you greater control over the decisions made with your children, as compared to going to court;
  • In contrast to formal proceedings, in which each party is required to contribute their full commitment and abide by the regulations, couples are allowed to go more quickly if they so choose. This is because they are exempt from the regulations.


It is normal for family mediation Oswestry to be completed in a relatively short length of time, as participants frequently enter the process knowing precisely what they want and needing simply the results. This is because participants require simply the results. As a result of this action, time is utilised very efficiently.

Is family mediation Oswestry enforceable in court?

Since April 2014, anyone desiring court assistance to resolve a dispute with their children or finances must first attend a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting. Since April, this requirement has been in effect. This section includes all applications submitted for:

  • Child Arrangements Order
  • Specific Issue Order
  • Prohibited Steps Order
  • Parental Responsibility Order
  • An order appointing a Child’s Guardian
  • Removal from Jurisdiction Order
  • Special Guardianship Order.


Part 3 of the Family Procedure Rules outlines the exceptions that may be given to the mediation requirement. Forms C100 and FM1 include the pertinent information for these exemptions.

Exemptions include:

  • where there has been an attempt at mediation within the previous four months;
  • where there has been domestic abuse in the relationship;
  • where the child is the subject of a child protection plan or a section 47 investigation;
  • where the situation is an emergency, i.e. there is an immediate risk of harm to the child;
  • where the situation is urgent; where there has been domestic abuse in the relationship;
  • where the child is the subject of a child protection plan or a section 47 investigation;
  • where there is an immediate risk of harm to the child;


How much does participation in mediation cost?

If you have a low income or get certain benefits, you may qualify for legal aid from the government to help cover the cost of mediation. Due to the means test, you will be needed to provide proof of your current financial condition in order to prove that you are qualified to receive the benefit.

You should learn about the fees charged by your mediator as soon as you make initial contact with them if you are needed to pay for the mediation procedure. You should probably contact several different area mediators to compare their fees, as these might vary.

Additionally, Sebastian Church accept the  Government vouchers.