Our Family Mediation Providers

CountryWide Mediation was among the very first household mediation services
to be set up in the nation and it is now among the primary companies of household mediation in the Barrow in Furness.

We have an unrivalled depth of knowledge, ability and experience in solving and solving problems conflict and disagreements within families.

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

We have our own devoted mediation facilities in a quiet yet main place, with 3 mediation rooms, separate waiting locations, a reception location with extra seating and a back workplace.

We are able to offer very first meeting/ MIAMs appointments (for individuals) within 24hours and visits for mediation meetings (for both celebrations), within 5 working days.

We supply both legally helped and privately moneyed mediation covering all Barrow in Furness.

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How can mediation help grandparents?

One of the sad, and frequently unintentional, concerns when a relationship breaks down, is the suffering that children experience when they lose contact with grandparents, which grandparents can go through when they find they are no longer part of their grandchildren’s lives. Grandparents can use a special relationship to kids. They have more time and persistence, and a various, more accepting perspective.

One million grandparents have no contact with grandchildren

The fact is that there are around one million grandparents in the UK who say they no longer have contact with their grandchildren– most of the time because of the divorce or separation of their own children or some other family argument.

This is especially discouraging as we all know that parents frequently rely heavily on assistance from their own moms and dads to look after their grandchildren. Some grandparents are far more hands on however, looking after the kids for the whole day, every day, whilst parents work.

According to Gransnet, the number of grandparents caring for their grandchildren is rising sharply, increasing by 49% considering that 2009, however 99% of grandparent childminders stay unpaid, conserving the country around ₤ 17 billion in child care.


It is easy to understand why loss of contact with grandkids can be heart-breaking for them and for the grandparents, who actually have no automated right to contact with their grandchildren. It isn’t against the law for a moms and dad to refuse a grandparent contact with their grandchildren, and it might look like there is absolutely nothing that grandparents can do to re-establish that contact, however there are a number of methods forward.

Mediation professionals can help grandparents

The majority of grandparents will try to sort out concerns themselves by approaching their children to go over the problems, however if this doesn’t work, where should they turn? Bad blood can currently be heated, and blame is typically part of the argument. Litigation, and court, is frequently not the very best way forward and can in fact fuel the fire. It is likewise costly and can take a long period of time. Mediation introduces an expert who is able to assist everyone, look at things in a different way and concentrate on what the kids need instead of their differences. It is less adversarial than the standard court path and can assist to assist in better discussions, presenting calm and control, resulting in arrangements that people can deal with.

Mediation is generally very successful and both parties can iron out misunderstandings, get a much better understanding of why the relationship broke down and of each other’s expectations moving forward.

Often, however, mediation does not work, and grandparents can then look at making an application to court for a child-arrangements order. Courts constantly have the kid’s benefits at heart therefore will need grandparents to show that they did have a significant relationship with the grandchild before contact was lost which re-establishing it will benefit the grandchild and won’t have a damaging impact on the wider household. Grandparents will also require to show that mediation has been tried prior to applying to court, or that there was a specific factor that it wasn’t.

If you are a grandparent who has actually lost contact with your grandchildren, for whatever factor, contact our mediation professionals now. We can discuss your own scenario and advise whether we feel that mediation can help you and your household.

One of the unfortunate, and frequently unexpected, issues when a relationship breaks down, is the suffering that kids experience when they lose contact with grandparents, and that grandparents can go through when they discover they are no longer part of their grandchildren’s lives. Often, nevertheless, mediation doesn’t work, and grandparents can then look at making an application to court for a child-arrangements order. Courts constantly have the kid’s finest interests at heart and so will require grandparents to show that they did have a significant relationship with the grandchild before contact was lost and that re-establishing it will benefit the grandchild and won’t have a harmful impact on the broader family. Grandparents will also need to reveal that mediation has actually been attempted before using to court, or that there was a particular reason that it wasn’t.

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Mediation is a structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process. Mediation is a “party-centered” process in that it is focused primarily upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. The mediator uses a wide variety of techniques to guide the process in a constructive direction and to help the parties find their optimal solution. A mediator is facilitative in that she/he manages the interaction between parties and facilitates open communication. Mediation is also evaluative in that the mediator analyzes issues and relevant norms (“reality-testing”), while refraining from providing prescriptive advice to the parties (e.g., “You should do…”).

Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. Disputants may mediate disputes in a variety of domains, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, community, and family matters.

The term mediation broadly refers to any instance in which a third party helps others reach an agreement. More specifically, mediation has a structure, timetable, and dynamics that “ordinary” negotiation lacks. The process is private and confidential, possibly enforced by law. Participation is typically voluntary. The mediator acts as a neutral third party and facilitates rather than directs the process. Mediation is becoming a more peaceful and internationally accepted solution to end the conflict. Mediation can be used to resolve disputes of any magnitude.

The term mediation, however, due to language as well as national legal standards and regulations is not identical in content in all countries but rather has specific connotations, and there are some differences between Anglo-Saxon definitions and other countries, especially countries with a civil, statutory law tradition.

Mediators use various techniques to open, or improve, dialogue and empathy between disputants, aiming to help the parties reach an agreement. Much depends on the mediator’s skill and training. As the practice gained popularity, training programs, certifications, and licensing followed, which produced trained and professional mediators committed to the discipline.

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