To help families deal with conflict and reach agreements about children, finances, or both, family mediation Bournemouth is becoming increasingly popular.
Listed below are the various steps in the mediation Bournemouth process:
Advocacy for a mediator
A referral to a family mediation Bournemouth service is the first step in the process, which can be initiated by either party or their respective lawyer. The mediation Bournemouth service will receive both parties’ contact information and a brief description of the issues they wish to meditate on as part of the referral.
Consultation for the purpose of gathering and evaluating information about mediation (MIAM)
The next step is for each party to attend a MIAM after the initial contact with the other parties. The mediator will meet with each party separately during this appointment. During this meeting, the mediator will get to know each party better in order to determine whether mediation Bournemouth is a good fit for their particular set of problems and if they are both open to attending it.
The mediator can issue a signed version C100 form (for child custody applications) or a signed Form A (for financial services) to the party who did attend their MIAM if the mediator determines that mediation Bournemouth is not appropriate or if each party does not wish to attend. Greenwitch Mediators
A joint session of mediation
The next step in the mediation Bournemouth process is to facilitate a joint mediation session once both parties have attended their MIAM and the mediator has determined that both parties are suitable. Client engagement letter, agreement to mediate, funding agreement, and financial disclosure booklet will be sent to each party prior to the session by the mediator.
The mediator will facilitate a discussion in which the parties can express their respective points of view and the desired outcome. The mediator’s role is to guide the parties through the process of evaluating the various options presented by each side and determining whether or not they are viable. This meeting’s goal is to narrow down the problems at stake and try and reach a draw the conclusion in which both parties are happy with. More meetings may be expected to depend on the issues to resolve during a mediation Bournemouth session.
A record of mediation Bournemouth proceedings
There will be a record of each session’s discussions, proposals, and tasks that must be completed prior to a new session being scheduled by the mediator. The mediator’s next task is to draught a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and an Open Financial Statement after the parties have reached an overall agreement (OFS). Each party’s financial information is summarised in the OFS, which is prepared only in cases of financial mediation.
If the parties want to formalise their agreement, such as by drawing up a consent order, they will need to take the mediation documentation to a solicitor.
What’s the point of going through with mediation Bournemouth in the first place?
When we’re dealing with our own feelings, it can be hard to think about the feelings of our ex-spouse or ex-partner and how our decisions will affect them and their children.
In mediation, you and your ex-partner/spouse can open a dialogue and come to an agreement that works for the family as a whole, whether it’s about child custody, divorce proceedings, or financial matters.
When you work with a mediator, you get the benefit of our experience and understanding that you are the most qualified person to make decisions that benefit your family. Mediators play an important role in helping couples talk through their options and think about the consequences of their choices, especially for their children.
The mediator will record any agreed-upon proposals in a memorandum of understanding if you are able to come to an agreement in family mediation Bournemouth. An open financial statement will be kept as a record of any financial information provided. You, your ex-partner/spouse, and any other designated legal representatives will receive a copy of this documentation. With the agreement of both parties, your legal representatives can use the documents to draught a legally binding agreement. Once this has been completed, it will be submitted to the court for approval without the need for a court appearance.
Thus, by choosing mediation, you and your ex-spouse or partner can avoid disputed court proceedings, allowing you to retain control of the decision-making process instead of going to hand that over to the discretion of a judge.
Frequently Asked Questions – Mediation Bournemouth in Families
Is it possible to mediate within a family?
Conflicts over property and finances, children, or both can be resolved through the mediation Bournemouth process of family law. This is where the family mediator comes in and helps you and your ex-partner come to an agreement on these issues.
MIAM stands for what?
The MIAM is a one-on-one meeting between the mediator and the client. In order to learn more about the mediation process and other options for resolving disputes, you and the other party must both attend af MIAM. There, you can discuss your concerns with the mediator, who can then determine whether or not family mediation is the best option for you both. To determine if mediation is a good fit for both parties, the mediator will have them both appear separately at their MIAM appointments.
Is mediation Bournemouth still required even though my ex-partner refuses to go?
Even though mediation is an optional process, you must appear at your MIAM appointment so that our certified mediators can sign the Court form in order to file a C100 or Form A.
So, now that I have my MIAM, what happens?
If both parties are open to mediation Bournemouth and the mediator believes they are a good fit, we will reach out to them to see if they are available to participate in a joint mediation.
If we come to an agreement, what will happen?
It is impossible to refer to mediation discussions in court because they are held on a non-prejudiced basis in mediation sessions. Once an agreement has been reached, our mediators will prepare a Memorandum of Understanding, which is a document outlining the discussions and the agreement reached. Nonetheless, The agreement can be made legally binding with the agreement of both parties once the document has been approved by all parties. We also prepare an open financial statement, which contains a summary of your individual financial information, as part of the financial mediation Bournemouth process.