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Countrywide Family Mediation your local choice

Do you own a family business?

Countrywide Mediation is a group of highly trained mediators who work with family run companies in the UK to help them work through the challenges and employee disputes.

We will work with you to provide support and guidance while you go through the  process. We are aware that this may be a very difficult period in your life and that it can cause a great deal of emotional strain.

The Household Mediation Council has given the Family Mediation Professional Accreditation (FMCA) to each and every member of our Family Mediation Team.

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When separating or divorcing a company asset can be a challenge to resolve disputes. Countrywide mediation are the local business mediation experts.

Business Mediation

During a divorce, it can be difficult to put a price tag on a business. This is because different counties have different views on how businesses are valued.

In case there are a lot of assets including rental properties, houses, stock options, retirement and pension plans it can be difficult to value everything you have.

While valuing your work, it is important you know how to properly classify the assets as either marital or non marital. During a divorce a business property can either be classified as separate or marital.

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Mediation is the perfect choice

A separate asset refers to property which is owned by one partner before they are married. For example, if David started a graphic design company while in college, then married Lydia after college, his company will be classified as a separate business.

On the other hand, marital property refers to assets that couples acquired when they got married. For example, if John married Alice then started his graphic design company, it will be considered as a marital asset. In some cases,  which are considered separate business may be classified as marital if the proceeds are used to support the welfare of a marriage.

For example, if Neil uses the income he gets from his graphic design company to pay the married couple bills, his work may be classified as a marital property. Also, if Neil deposits the income he gets from his graphic design company into a joint bank account he shares with Linda, his business may be categorized as a marital business.

Typically, assets and liabilities  are distributed equitably if it is classified as marital.

It is not ideal for you to value your business based on the current prices. You need to take into consideration other factors, like whether the value of your assets will be ideal for the short and long term security. See our mediation fee

How quickly can I start mediation?

Sessions of mediation can be planned at a time and location that is both useful for you and for the mediator. You are in the position of controlling its pace and trying to decide how much time must pass between sessions. You will not have to wait a few months for the next date as you would have to do in a court process, and then you’ll both be able to make sure you have enough time to build financial disclosure and think about the suggestions that have been made.

The mediator would then encourage both parties to establish a plan for the mediation session and confirm what subjects they want to discuss during the process. You have the opportunity to discuss issues that are significant to your business  as well as issues that may not be relevant in a legal proceeding.