Sorting out separation arrangements for children, home and finance
FAMILY MEDIATION: YOUR WAY AHEAD
WHY CHOOSE MEDIATION?
Avoid draining arguments or long legal disputes: mediation is a quicker, cheaper, more constructive way to resolve issues.
This is why courts encourage mediation instead of a court application. Mediators are highly skilled at helping you to reach agreements, which can be formalised by a court order where needed. Decisions made by agreement are more likely to last. There are added benefits for communication if there is a continued relationship with the other person, as parents.
Any conflict can be painful and stressful, particularly when it affect the things that are most important to you, like your family, home or identity. Many people look to solicitors or court, but the legal system is adversarial and your perspective may not be expressed the way you want it to be.
Family mediation helps you to minimise the impact of conflict on the people you most care about. It keeps all that you value at the centre of your discussions. Your voice will be heard and you'll retain control over the decisions that are taken.
I know that good communication is often most difficult at the time it's most needed. My focus is to help you to have the discussions you need, with the information you need, in a safe and respectful environment. This balance and structure maximises your chances of reaching agreement.
In over 15 years of mediating with... read more
MIAM: MEDIATION INFORMATION AND ASSESSMENT MEETING
This initial, individual meeting is your chance to talk about your situation and what is important to you. Your mediator explains the key principles of mediation and how more
FINANCE AND PROPERTY
This enables you to take considered decisions about your future. Firstly, financial disclosure ensures you have a complete picture of your financial position and more
MEDIATION ABOUT CHILDREN
Parental separation doesn't mean disaster for children. Children can adapt and flourish, providing they are supported and not drawn into conflict. Sometimes, parental conversations about children are hijacked more
CHILD INCLUSIVE MEDIATION
If you have children, they're almost certainly at the heart of your decisions. Yet some children feel that their voices aren't heard during their parents' separation. Mediators with specialist training give your child the opportunity more
"Already have recommended to two others. Having the space and time to think calmly made a huge difference to re-establishing rapport and respectful communication between us."
"Thank you so much! Things are much improved."
"Kerry was absolutely amazing. She was incredibly calm and gave us valuable advice."
"I felt that the mediator had quite a hard time engaging my husband who was very reluctant but she persevered and we ended up with a Memorandum of Understanding."
"Kerry was grounded, patient and professional."
"An excellent mediator – thank you."
These costs are per person:
Initial Meeting (1 hour) = £90
Joint Meetings (1.5 hours) = £120
Documents for Financial Cases = £120
Documents for Children Cases = no charge
If you (or your ex-partner) are on a low income and may qualify for Legal Aid, please ask me about this before booking your appointment. read more
BOOK / CONTACT
The Practice Rooms are just off the Banbury Road in Summertown. (Bus number 2 from the city centre).
To book your initial meeting, please: