Countrywide Mediation Banbury

Countrywide Mediation Banbury was among the first family mediation services
to be set up in the nation and it is now one of the foremost service providers of family mediation in the Banbury.

As we understand that both divorce and separation are incredibly stressful and can be a very tough time in your life, we will work with you to support you through the process.

.All members of our Family mediation team are professionally accredited (FMCA) through the Household Mediation Council.

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Why would you consider Family Mediation Banbury ?

Family Mediation is a cheaper and much faster procedure than going to court. We have seen clients invest hundreds of countless pounds in legal fees compared to Family Mediation being just a portion of the cost. 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.

Our Mediation takes place over a number of weeks so it is far quicker than a court procedure where you could be waiting a number of months just for the first hearing date. At Family Mediation Banbury all our meetings are confidential and performed in a private setting.

Is Family Mediation Banbury right for me ?

Whether you have recently separated, or your situation has changed, you may need some help and support to come to an arrangement regarding your children, financial matters or property. This page discusses the various alternatives offered to help you negotiate and communicate better and deal with any disagreements.

According to research, it is far less difficult for children to adjust to the breakup of their parents’ marriage when the parents are able to resolve their differences and cooperate together for the good of their children.

Looking after yourself

If you have been through a challenging split or a demanding or mentally challenging time, taking steps to look after yourself and utilising the help that’s offered will assist you make better choices. It will likewise make it easier for you to remain readily available to your children and their psychological requirements, and guarantee they are supported.

Do you need legal advice?

If you’re separating or have recently separated you will need to consider your finances, your house and any property you own or debts you have. You need to find out your legal rights prior to your mediation session.

Helping you talk

Sometimes it’s difficult to understand where to start or how to make things better. At Family Mediation Banbury we can support you in important decisions and help you understand

  • Why communication can be so tough
  • How mediation can improve the method you interact with your ex-partner
  • What actions you can take to change the situation and make it easier for you both to talk to each other.

Mediation Banbury

At Countrywide Mediation Banbury with the assistance of an experienced specialist we can help you deal with conflicts or problems that have arisen from a separation. Mediation is a voluntary procedure, neither yourself or your partner can be forced to attempt mediation if they do not want to. It is not counselling or guidance – the focus is on making an agreement that works rather than discussing feelings.

Many people who go through mediation discover it useful to have legal guidance to support them. You can arrange this at any time. Our mediators can provide you with information about regional Family lawyers and how to choose one.

If you’re making plans for your child, it’s essential to take into consideration what they desire and need. An approved Banbury mediator will focus on making a child-centred contract, which will be in the child’s interest.

What takes place in mediation?

You and your partner will meet with our trained Family Mediator who will assist you in reaching an amicable resolution that is beneficial to both of you and to the children. During mediation, you will have the opportunity to shape the outcome by applying your own principles, values, and concepts of fairness; nevertheless, the mediator will guarantee that the solution is compatible with the legal framework.

You and your ex-partner will talk about the issues that have arisen due to the separation , supported by the family mediator. They will help you both have your say, and it is the two of you who decide. You might be stressed that your ex-partner will dominate or take over, however we will work to make certain you are both heard.

Who is mediation ideal for?

Mediation depends on two individuals wanting to solve their conflict, even though they have very different perspectives at the start of the process.

Mediation is not appropriate in specific circumstances. If you have been in an abusive or violent relationship with your partner, mediation might not be appropriate for you.

Is it legally binding?

If you are able to reach an arrangement after the mediation sessions, the family mediator will prepare a composed file for you. You may want to get legal suggestions on whether it is reasonable to you, specifically if it has to do with finances.

The arrangement provided by the mediator is not legally binding, however if you would like it to be, a court can make a contract about financial resources into a ‘permission order’. This means you have a court order, however you have decided it rather than a judge. The court will need to inspect the plan

Just how much does it cost?

Mediation costs will differ depending on the service you use. Depending on your income, you may be qualified for legal help funding, which means it would be complimentary. For an assessment to see if you qualify for legal help contact Civil Legal Recommendations.

The charges are most likely to be per session, so discover the expenses from the mediation service prior to the first session. Some services are charged separately, but if this isn’t possible make sure you agree how the expenses will be paid before you begin. The number of sessions you require will depend upon the problems you need to fix, however between 3 and 5 is the average.

Using a lawyer to work out

There are likely to be expenses included, as you can’t get legal help for family matters unless you have suffered domestic violence, or very seldom– your case is “exceptional”.

As soon as you have actually gone over with the solicitor what your options are and what decision a court may make in your circumstances, you will need to give them clear guidelines on how you want to proceed.

Collaborative law

Collective law includes agreeing that you will not go to court, and you will deal with the dispute in between you and your lawyers. It generally suggests conference with your kid’s other moms and dad and their lawyer in person and attempting to reach an arrangement around the table.

You would both have your lawyer with you to make sure that a reasonable contract is reached and they will offer suggestions throughout the conference. To find a collaborative law lawyer contact Resolution.


Arbitration is an alternative to going to court. It is an official, private and binding procedure for fixing family disputes, and can just be utilized for financial matters; it can’t be utilized to resolve disputes about plans for kids. And you can pick your arbitrator if you reach an agreement through arbitration there will not be any public court records.

Arbitration is comparable to the court process. It can be quicker and less expensive than going to court.

Asking the court to choose

Applying to the court ought to be the last hope, when all other attempts to agree have actually stopped working or aren’t appropriate. Court action can be prolonged and expensive, and moms and dads might not get the outcome they desire.

Before you can make an application for a court order, the majority of people will need to consider mediation, and show a form at the court to show that you have actually been to a meeting to talk about the suitability of mediation. This is called a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting. There are exemptions to going to a conference, for instance if you have actually suffered domestic violence.

To learn more contact National Family Mediation or visit the Household Mediation Council site.

The court will encourage you to reach an arrangement, but if you can’t it may be essential for the court to release an order.

Orders for kids

The following are the most typical orders a court can release in relation to disagreements over children:

  • Parental duty order– an order giving a parent or carer the legal rights
    and duties of a parent– to learn more see the Gingerbread factsheet Adult duty.
  • Kid arrangements order– sets out when a child sees and remains with a particular individual, generally a parent. These orders have actually changed contact and home orders
  • Particular concern order– to choose a particular point of conflict, such as where a kid will go to school, or which faith they need to follow
  • Prohibited actions order– stops an individual doing something with or to a kid, for example to stop a parent taking a kid abroad, or from picking a kid up from school.

How does a court make a decision about our kids?

When deciding whether to make an order, the court must consider whether it would be better for the welfare of the kid to make an order than not make an order. The court will not make an order unless it’s essential. When making choices, the well-being of the kid should be the court’s top priority. This is called ‘the well-being principle’.

When choosing what’s in a kid’s finest interests, there are certain things that a court thinks about. This is called the ‘well-being list’. The court considers all the circumstances of the case and not simply the list, however it’s the starting point.

The list is:

  • The desires and sensations of the kid (because of their age and understanding).
  • The kid’s physical, psychological and instructional needs.
  • The likely result on the kid of any changes in situations.
  • The child’s age, sex, background and any attributes which the court considers relevant.
  • Any harm the child has suffered or is at risk of suffering.
  • How capable each of the parents (or other appropriate individual) is of fulfilling the kid’s requirements.
  • The range of powers offered to the court.
  • If you’re considering requesting a court order, or your kid’s other moms and dad has requested a court order, you ought to think of getting legal advice. If you can’t get help with the expenses through legal aid, seeing a lawyer can be expensive.

If it’s not possible for you to see a solicitor, consider getting some assistance from an organisation that can offer you some recommendations totally free, such as Rights of Females or People Guidance.

For more details see the Gingerbread factsheet Getting Legal Help.

If you’re making plans for your child, it’s important to take into consideration what your kid requires and desires. The arbitrator will assist you and your kid’s other moms and dad have your say, and it is the two of you who make the decisions. When deciding whether to make an order, the court should consider whether it would be better for the well-being of the child to make an order than not make an order. The well-being of the child need to be the court’s leading concern when making choices. There are particular things that a court considers when deciding what’s in a child’s best interests.