Our Household Mediation Solutions

CountryWide Mediation was one of the very first family mediation services
to be established in the country and it is now among the foremost suppliers of household mediation in the Skelmersdale.

We have an incomparable depth of knowledge, skill and experience in fixing and resolving problems dispute and disagreements within households.

All members of our family mediation group are professionally certified (FMCA) through the Household Mediation Council.

We have our own devoted mediation premises in a quiet yet central area, with 3 mediation spaces, separate waiting areas, a reception area with additional seating and a back office.

We are able to provide very first conference/ MIAMs visits (for individuals) within 24hours and consultations for mediation conferences (for both celebrations), within 5 working days.

We supply both legally helped and privately funded mediation covering all Skelmersdale.

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

You might have been contacted by a conciliator or the other moms and dad might have asked you to attempt mediation. It is essential to comprehend what mediation is and how it could help your circumstance.

The other parent might have approached an expert arbitrator due to the fact that they want aid to reach a decision about plans for your children. Or you may have been invited to a ‘Mediation Info and Evaluation Meeting’ 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 wants to change something relating to the plans for your child or children. A letter from an arbitrator might have been completely unanticipated. If you’re fine with the arrangements as they are, why should you contact the mediator?

Mediation can help you and the other parent resolve problems without litigating. Getting a court order frequently takes longer and may be more stressful and pricey. Mediation could just be an opportunity to speak to somebody independent about your parenting circumstance.

You must call the arbitrator to discover more. Don’t fret that the other parent has actually chosen the mediator, they’ll constantly be completely independent. You could discover and concur on one together if you ‘d prefer to utilize another arbitrator.

If you’ve been invited to a MIAM, you’re anticipated to go – unless you’re exempt. The mediator can sign a document enabling the other parent to use for a court order about your child plans if you don’t go to.


In mediation, both you and the other parent will have the ability to raise things that are very important to you and work to agree a solution. A judge will decide for you and it will be lawfully binding if a case goes to court.Family mediation works for many individuals but it is wrong for everyone. It will not appropriate if, for example, there’s been domestic abuse or you’re stressed over the safety of the children. If it might be ideal for your circumstance, the mediator will help you understand.If there are no security concerns, however, there are other ways you could reach an agreement and attempt if you don’t believe mediation is right for you. The cheapest and most convenient method to make arrangements is to work out with the other moms and dad. There are free tools and services that can assist you.

What occurs in mediation?

If you go to mediation, you’ll learn what the other parent wishes to talk about. You’ll get the opportunity to talk about the situation from your point of view too. You do not have to see the other parent if you don’t wish to (you can be in different rooms), and the mediator can schedule you to arrive at different times.

The arbitrator 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 personal. Information won’t be shared with anybody else without your permission (unless for instance, there’s a safeguarding threat or a criminal offence is divulged).

You and your ex will be able to raise things that are necessary to you and the conciliator can help create a list of topics to talk through.

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

The conciliator will help you and the other parent (separately or together) go through all your issues, think about your options, choose whether they would work well in practice and pertain to an arrangement about what’s finest. They can also explain how you can make your contract lawfully binding, if you want to.

How much does it cost?

Mediation can be more affordable than going to court.

Advice Now has a guide to utilizing mediation following separation, which contains details about expenses.

Average expense of MIAM per person
₤ 90.

If you go to together, it might be cheaper.

If you or the other parent are qualified for legal aid, you may not have to pay for the MIAM or mediation. The mediator can assist you examine.

You have a MIAM, which is the very first meeting. The other moms and dad sees the conciliator too. You can have your MIAM by yourself with the arbitrator so you can discuss any concerns you have.

It usually takes place with the other parent over several sessions if you continue with mediation. If you prefer, you can be in different spaces. Each session lasts about 90 minutes.

Mediation can help you and the other parent willpower issues without going to court. Mediation might just be an opportunity to talk to somebody independent about your parenting circumstance.

If there are no security concerns, nevertheless, there are other ways you might attempt and reach an arrangement if you do not think mediation is ideal 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 typically takes place with the other parent over numerous 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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