Informal Mediation 

Professional rules prevent Solicitors from representing both parties in family cases even where the parties want to and are civil to each other. When I was in practice as a Solicitor I found that there were a large number of clients wishing to meet with me with their partner.   There is formal mediation which is set out below.   I offer a choice of informal mediation or a referral to formal mediation where you are both looking to reach agreement or have even partially reached agreement and are able to be relatively civil to each other.  

 

Informal mediation like formal mediation promotes building positive relationships and is less stressful and a more cost effective way of dealing with matters.   With my sessions you only pay for the session and not individually.  

 

I can assist both of you where you are relatively civil to each other and want to reach agreement on family law matters.  Having an experienced McKenzie Friend with you can help you both to:

 

  • Identify Issues -  often clients need to identify smaller issues which need to resolved,  before the major issues can be agreed.  Once the smaller issues are identifed and discussed, clients find that the major issues are much easier to deal with.  Sometimes clients need help to identify the issues that need to agreed, which can start the journey towards agreement. 

  • Information  - I can help you identify if further information (if any) is requried to enable you to reach agreement.  I can also help you source this information.  

  • Guidance -  It is so easy to get off track in discussions where nothing can get agreed.  I can direct you back to the issues and make suggestions as to the options available to you both.  New options can come to light during these discussions so that agreement becomes possible.  

  • Agreement  -  I provide an environment in whch you can discuss and agree smaller issues aswell as the the major issues to ensure you are clear on what has and what has not been agreed.  In my experience, clients can come to the sessions saying nothing is agreed to find that some of the issues have been agreed so that acknowledgement of that can be built upon.        

  • Documented  -  the discussions are documented during the meeting and afterwards I send you a written sumary of the discussions together with a schedule of what has been agreed and what needs to be agreed.  

 

These meetings can either be a starting point to moving towards agreement or enabling agreement to be reached between you both.  

 

Contact me here for further information or for a free initial consultation.

 

 

Formal Mediation 

Professional rules prevent Solicitors from representing both parties in family cases even where the parties want to and are civil to each other.  Formal mediation is where you meet with a trained mediatior who is not legally trained to attempt to narrow issues and reach agreement on the issues in dispute between you.  

 

Formal mediation promotes building positive relationships and is less stressful and a more cost effective way of dealing with matters.  Yfor pay individually for the sessions.  

 

I work closely with the formal mediaton services and can refer you to an excellent mediation service should you choose that option.

 

Contact me here for further information or for a free initial consultation.

 

 

Contact Info

 

07956 591 000  

St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex

 

info@deborahnelsonfamilylaw.co.uk

 

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Disclaimer
 

Deborah Nelson Family Law is NOT a legal advice service.  It is a support and guidance service.  

 

Although  Deborah Nelson is a qualified Solicitor she does  not hold a practising Certificate to be able to advise you as to the merits of your case.  We are providing a service to you as a McKenzie Friend/Legal Assistant and therefore will not be responsible for any adverse decisions made in your case resulting from documents we have helped you prepare and guidance given to you prior to or during court proceedings.  We will not be responsible for any decisions made by you, the court or the other party's solicitor. or applications, 

 

If you require advice about the merits of your case or application or what to say in your statements you should consult a Practising Solicitor who is regulated by the Solicitor's Regulation Authority or a Direct Access Barrister.  

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