CountryWide Mediation

CountryWide Mediation is a group of professional Family Mediators assisting families across Southend-on-Sea to resolve separation and divorce and solve issues connecting to financial and kids matters.
The CountryWide Mediation comprehends that divorce and separation are difficult and can be a tough time in your life. We improve communication and work with you to enable separation or divorce to be carried out in a manner in which does not destroy your family.

Why would you consider family mediation as an option?

Household Mediation motivates trust and assists to help with better communication for the future.
Family Mediation is an alternative to the couple’s solicitors fighting in Court. Instead it enables you both to come up with mutually helpful propositions together.
Parents in Household Mediation can make decisions on participation childcare arrangements even though there is a separation. The procedure helps to lower the unfavorable impact of the divorce on the children.
Household Mediation encourages both moms and dads to deal with what they would both like to accomplish which is a less demanding process than court.
Family Mediation is a cheaper and much faster process than going to court. We have actually seen customers invest hundreds of thousands of pounds prosecuting in court. Household Mediation is a portion of the expense.
Family Mediation occurs over numerous weeks so it is quicker than court proceedings where you could be waiting numerous months for the very first hearing date.
Household Mediation is personal and the meetings are performed in a private setting.

Household Mediation is a less expensive and much quicker process than going to court. We have actually seen clients spend hundreds of thousands of pounds prosecuting in court. Household Mediation is a portion of the cost.

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How can mediation help grandparents?

One of the unfortunate, and frequently unintentional, problems when a relationship breaks down, is the suffering that children experience when they lose contact with grandparents, which grandparents can go through when they discover they are no longer part of their grandchildren’s lives. Grandparents can provide a special relationship to children. They have more time and perseverance, and a different, more accepting point of view.

One million grandparents have no contact with grandchildren

The truth is that there are around one million grandparents in the UK who state they no longer have contact with their grandchildren– usually because of the divorce or separation of their own children or some other household argument.

This is particularly disheartening as we all know that parents often rely greatly on assistance from their own moms and dads to care for their grandchildren. 97% of moms and dads get some sort of assistance, according to Grandparentsplus. This might simply be picking the kids up from school, providing some food and keeping them inhabited for an hour or two up until their moms and dads select them up when they finish work. Some grandparents are far more hands on however, caring for the kids for the entire day, every day, whilst moms and dads work.

According to Gransnet, the variety of grandparents taking care of their grandchildren is rising dramatically, increasing by 49% considering that 2009, however 99% of grandparent childminders remain unpaid, saving the nation 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 in fact have no automatic right to contact with their grandchildren. It isn’t against the law for a parent to decline a grandparent contact with their grandchildren, and it might appear like there is absolutely nothing that grandparents can do to re-establish that contact, however there are a number of ways forward.

Mediation experts can help grandparents

Most grandparents will try to sort out problems themselves by approaching their kids to go over the problems, but if this doesn’t work, where should they turn? Family feuds can already be warmed, and blame is frequently part of the argument. Litigation, and court, is often not the very best method forward and can really sustain the fire. It is likewise costly and can take a very long time. Mediation introduces an expert who has the ability to help everyone, look at things in a different way and concentrate on what the children need rather than their distinctions. It is less adversarial than the traditional court route and can help to facilitate better discussions, presenting calm and control, leading to agreements that people can deal with.

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

In some cases, however, mediation doesn’t work, and grandparents can then look at making an application to court for a child-arrangements order. Courts constantly have the child’s best interests at heart therefore will require grandparents to reveal that they did have a significant relationship with the grandchild before contact was lost and that re-establishing it will benefit the grandchild and will not have a damaging impact on the larger family. Grandparents will also need to reveal that mediation has actually been attempted before applying to court, or that there was a particular reason that it wasn’t.

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

One of the unfortunate, and frequently unexpected, concerns 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. Sometimes, nevertheless, mediation does not work, and grandparents can then look at making an application to court for a child-arrangements order. Courts always have the child’s best interests at heart and so will need grandparents to reveal that they did have a meaningful relationship with the grandchild prior to contact was lost and that re-establishing it will benefit the grandchild and won’t have a destructive result on the broader family. Grandparents will also need to reveal that mediation has actually been attempted prior to using to court, or that there was a specific factor 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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