Countrywide Mediation Belfast

Countrywide Mediation is a group of specialist Mediators supporting families throughout Belfast to overcome separation and divorce.
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 Belfast?

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 Belfast all our meetings are confidential and performed in a private setting.

Is Family Mediation Belfast 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 Belfast 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 Belfast

At Countrywide Mediation Belfast 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 Belfast 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.

Arbitration

Arbitration is an alternative to going to court. It is a formal, personal and binding process for fixing household disagreements, and can only be used for monetary matters; it can’t be used to deal with disputes about child arrangements. If you reach a contract through arbitration there will not be any public court records, and you can choose your arbitrator.

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