Sebastian Church Oxford

Independent Family Mediators

Need a neutral place to talk things out with your loved ones?

Need to figure out how to share the bills or take care of the kids after a breakup?

Is it important for you to reconnect with your ex-spouse?

Sebastian Church Family Mediators Can Help

Family Mediation Oxford

Mediation Oxford allows you and your ex-spouse to sit down and talk about the problem with the help of an impartial third person who can facilitate the creation of a workable agreement for moving forward. A mediator’s role is not to take sides, but to help you and your ex-spouse find solutions that you can both live with. There is no obligation to take part and everything will be held in confidence.

Family mediation is an effective tool for resolving disputes concerning children, property, and money. Mediation is meant to help you and the other party reach a fair and mutually agreeable settlement. At times, it’s important to put your agreement in writing so that it can be used as evidence in case it ever goes to court.

What is the procedure of family mediation Oxford?

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How long does it take to mediate a family conflict?

The duration of the mediation Oxford process might be prolonged as much as is necessary to meet the needs of all parties. The first meeting is scheduled to last around 45 minutes. Depending on the complexity of the situation, the duration of a comprehensive mediation session can range between one and two hours. The number of mediation sessions required will depend on the quality of communication between you and your ex-partner, as well as the number of issues that need to be handled.

Is Family Mediation a requirement?

Due to the fact that it is a voluntary procedure, mediation Oxford cannot begin unless both parties consent to the start and continuation of the session. A person is not required to participate in mediation if they choose not to.

It is likely that mediation should not take place in situations when domestic violence or injury is possible.

What is a MIAM?

The goal of this conference is mediation, information, and evaluation. It is the first time you and the mediator will meet alone to discuss your issue, without your ex-spouse present. This can help determine if mediation is appropriate for your situation and if it will aid you in reaching an agreement. It will also assist in determining whether or not mediation Oxford will help you reach a resolution.

As a requirement for filing some types of court petitions, such as an application for a pecuniary order or an application for a child arrangements order, it is now mandatory to attend an MIAM. This requirement may not always need to be adhered to; for example, if domestic violence has occurred, an exemption may be given.

What are the advantages of divorce or Family Mediation Oxford

The use of mediation Oxford comes with a number of benefits, some of which are listed below:

  • You will be able to make the judgments that are going to have an impact on you and your family in the future, rather than having a judge make those decisions for you; this is because it offers you that ability.
  • The major purpose of mediation Oxford is to lower the level of conflict that occurs between you and an ex-spouse so that the two of you can work together on decision-making.
  • This is accomplished by the utilisation of openness and communication as the two primary focuses of the process.
  • In certain situations, it is still possible to receive legal assistance for the mediation process; hence, the costs associated with this procedure may be reduced for you. Even if you are not eligible for legal aid, mediation is frequently a more cost-effective option to find a resolution to the issues you are now facing than other dispute resolution methods.
  • When compared to going to court, the process of resolving a dispute through mediation requires a far lower investment of both time and effort.
Is family mediation Amersham enforceable in court?

The agreement made during mediation can be enforced by the court and even turned into a consent order even if mediation itself is not legally binding.

Once that’s done, the order will be final and binding on all parties.

Should you seek out family mediation Oxford?

Finally, when parties are unable to resolve their dispute through negotiation, the courts will encourage mediation whenever practicable.

Both partners in a partnership must take part in a Mediation Info Assessment Satisfying (MIAM) before the therapist may explain what mediation therapy entails, with the exception of cases of domestic violence.

If you reach a decision to forego further mediation, the mediator will provide you with an MIAM certification to prove that you gave the arbitration process the due diligence it deserves. This certification will be issued to you if you opt not to proceed with mediation.

After that time, you can file a motion asking the court for an explanation of its decision in your case.

Call our office at 03300 101 352 or send us an email if you’d like to talk to a seasoned family mediator about your divorce or breakup.

Our clients have faith in us because we consistently deliver on our promises, listen carefully to their needs, and provide sound recommendations.

Expenses giving you pause? Sebastian Church Oxford will accept government vouchers for the program’s duration.