Our Family Mediation Services

CountryWide Mediation was one of the very first household mediation services
to be established in the country and it is now among the primary companies of family mediation in the Bootle.

We have an unique depth of understanding, skill and experience in solving and resolving issues dispute and conflicts within families.

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

We have our own devoted mediation premises in a peaceful yet main location, with 3 mediation rooms, separate waiting locations, a reception area with additional seating and a back workplace.

We have the ability to provide first conference/ MIAMs appointments (for people) within 24hours and appointments for mediation conferences (for both celebrations), within 5 working days.

We supply both legally aided and independently moneyed mediation covering all Bootle.

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If the other moms and dad wants you to go to mediation

You may have been called by a conciliator or the other moms and dad may have asked you to attempt mediation. It is essential to understand what mediation is and how it might assist your situation.

Due to the fact that they desire help to reach a decision about plans for your kids, the other parent may have approached a professional mediator. Or you may have been invited to a ‘Mediation Details and Evaluation Fulfilling’ or ‘MIAM’, which is a legal requirement before the other parent can apply to court.

Should I go to mediation?

It might have come as a surprise to you that your ex wishes to change something relating to the arrangements for your kid or children. A letter from an arbitrator may have been completely unexpected. If you’re fine with the plans as they are, why should you call the arbitrator?

Mediation can help you and the other parent resolve issues without going to court. Making an application for a court order frequently takes longer and might be more expensive and demanding. Mediation might simply be a chance to speak with someone independent about your parenting scenario.

You ought to call the arbitrator to find out more. Do not worry that the other moms and dad has selected the arbitrator, they’ll always be completely independent. If you ‘d prefer to use another conciliator, you might agree and discover on one together.

If you’ve been welcomed to a MIAM, you’re expected to go – unless you’re exempt. The arbitrator can sign a file enabling the other parent to apply for a court order about your kid plans if you do not attend.


In mediation, both you and the other parent will be able to raise things that are necessary to you and work to agree a service. A judge will choose for you and it will be lawfully binding if a case goes to court.Household mediation works for lots of people however it is wrong for everybody. It will not be suitable if, for instance, there’s been domestic abuse or you’re fretted about the security of the kids. If it could be ideal for your scenario, the conciliator will assist you understand.If there are no security concerns, nevertheless, there are other ways you might attempt and reach a contract if you do not believe mediation is right for you. The cheapest and most convenient way to make plans is to negotiate with the other moms and dad. There are complimentary tools and services that can assist you.

What occurs in mediation?

You’ll find out what the other moms and dad wants to talk about if you go to mediation. You’ll get the chance to speak about the circumstance from your perspective too. You don’t need to see the other parent if you don’t wish to (you can be in separate rooms), and the conciliator can arrange for you to come to different times.

The mediator will be independent, even if they run from a solicitor’s office, and will not take sides. They’ll support you both.

Whatever you say in mediation is confidential. Info will not be shown anyone else without your permission (unless for example, there’s a securing threat or a criminal offence is divulged).

You and your ex will be able to raise things that are very important to you and the mediator can assist create a list of subjects to talk through.

Mediation can help you stay in control. It’s voluntary and no-one will make you do anything versus your desires.

The mediator will assist you and the other moms and dad (independently or together) go through all your problems, think about your options, choose whether they would work well in practice and pertain to a contract about what’s best. They can also describe how you can make your contract legally binding, if you want to.

Just how much does it cost?

Mediation can be much cheaper than litigating.

Advice Now has a guide to utilizing mediation following separation, which contains info about costs.

Average expense of MIAM per person
₤ 90.

It may be more affordable if you go to together.

If you or the other moms and dad are qualified for legal aid, you might not have to pay for the MIAM or mediation. The arbitrator can assist you check.

First you have a MIAM, which is the first conference. The other parent sees the arbitrator too. You can have your MIAM by yourself with the arbitrator so you can speak about any issues you have.

If you continue with mediation, it normally takes place with the other parent over numerous sessions. You can be in separate rooms if you prefer. Each session lasts about 90 minutes.

Mediation can help you and the other parent resolve issues without going to court. Mediation might simply be a chance to talk to someone independent about your parenting circumstance.

If there are no security concerns, nevertheless, there are other methods you could reach an arrangement and try if you don’t believe mediation is best for you. If you go to mediation, you’ll find out what the other moms and dad wants to talk about. If you continue with mediation, it normally takes place with the other moms and dad over several sessions.

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About Mediation in WikiPedia

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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