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As part of a couple who have decided to separate, or to undertake a divorce, there are many new decisions that face you.
The most monumental of these is whether you wish to pursue a legal route to resolve your differences.
This is certainly a very expensive route and you need to think about the financial consequences of this.
Legal procedures can also cause a great deal of stress and anxiety.
You should really take a good look at mediation before you make a firm decision regarding litigation. The two are not easily separated.
Before you even think about a legal route, you need to show that you have considered mediation in the majority of cases. The Aspire family mediator Aylesbury is a professional in their own right who has been trained in negotiation and decision making.
Mediation is a three step process. The first step is to meet with both parties to work out if mediation is the best solution for each party.
The second step is to undertake a series of mediation meetings to find out, and find a solution to, the issues of dispute between the partners. This may involve issues of property, finance or access to children.
The third step is to decide upon a solution which both parties agree on.
Sometimes couples become obsessed with legal action and do not consider mediation.
However, it may surprise you to know that mediation is often looked upon by courts as a necessary part of the process prior to taking legal proceedings.
MIAMS (Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings) Aylesbury are a vital part of this process. If mediation is not undertaken you must complete form FM1 when making an application to court.
We can advise, and help you, with both MIAMS and FM1 procedures.
Mediation is also suitable for a variety of different circumstances. Children can be involved as part of mediation and benefit from engagement with this process. It is also possible to use mediation to address the concerns of grandparents. Mediation is also suitable for negotiations involving property and finance. Whatever your circumstances, mediation is the sensible solution.
Mediation is an interactive, structured, collaborative process in which an impartial third person helps disputing parties resolve conflict through the application of negotiation and communication skills. All participants in mediation receive personalized feedback as a means to help them improve their strategies and tactics. Mediation has been used for decades as a tool in resolving disputes and is now commonly employed by lawyers and other professionals.
A mediator’s role at mediation sessions is not limited to the negotiations themselves. A mediator can also be asked to perform other mediation-related tasks such as facilitating and presenting a case history and case summary. They can also work with other professionals involved in case preparation and case resolution to ensure that all parties’ best interests are served. Mediation sessions typically last from fifteen minutes to an hour.
The most important skill a mediator must have is communication. Because the mediation process involves communication between the parties, it is vital that all parties feel that they can communicate effectively with each other and that the mediator understands how to keep both parties on topic and focused on the issues at hand. It is also important that the mediator understand the legal system, and the terminology associated with that system. If the mediator lacks the necessary experience, a third party can step in to serve as the mediator in question. Once the mediator has established a rapport with the parties, the third party can provide additional information on the case and what is required to move forward.
When the mediation session has concluded, the mediator must then prepare for the case presentation. This means preparing a written case synopsis, a draft presentation, and scheduling a time and place to deliver the presentations to all participants. The presentation can be presented in person, on videotape, or over a phone call. In order for the case presentation to be effective, the mediator must work closely with the parties and give them a chance to ask any questions they may have regarding the case.
After a case has been presented, the parties are given a chance to respond to it. Any issues or questions they have about the case, as well as any concerns they have that relate to the case in general, are discussed before the case is presented. When the case is over, the mediators usually make arrangements for the parties to meet with their attorneys.
When the parties have met with their attorneys and resolved their differences, both parties are free to move forward with the case. Both sides may choose to hire a third party, a court stenographer, or a third-party mediator, to provide legal representation during the case. This allows the case to be presented to its full extent. This type of arrangement may result in a lower cost than hiring a full-service lawyer.