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PRINCIPLES OF MEDIATION:
IT IS A VOLUNTARY PROCESS;
WHERE THE MEDIATOR REMAINS IMPARTIAL;
IT IS A SAFE AND SECURE PLACE FOR DIALOGUE AND NEGOTIATION;
IT IS A PLACE WHERE POWER IMBALANCES CAN BE ADDRESSED;
IT DOES NOT TAKE THE PLACE OF INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE;
IT MAY HELP TO IMPROVE RELATIONS AND COMMUNCIATIONS.
A MANAGER OF THE PROCESS;
AN INFORMATION GATHERER;
AN INFORMATION PROVIDER;
A REALITY TESTER;
WHAT ARE THE ROLES IN MEDIATION?
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THE DECISIONS ABOUT THE CONTENT AND OUTCOME;
THE MEDIATOR MANAGES THE PROCESS;
THE MEDIATOR MAKES THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS
THE MEDIATOR MANAGES THE MEETING IN A SAFE AND CONSTRUCTIVE WAY
THE MEDIATOR IDENTIFIES, UPDATES AND IMPLEMENTS THE AGENDA YOU SET.
THE MEDIATOR KEEPS YOUR SOLICOTOR IN THE LOOP SO THAT THEY CAN FEED IN TIMELY AND RELEVANT LEGAL ADVICE TO SUPPOR THE MEDIATION PROCESS.
FAMILY MEDIATION CAN BE DEFINED AS A PROCESS IN WHICH:
A couple or any other family members:
Whether or not they are legally represented;
And at any time, whether or not there are or have been legal proceedings;
Agree to appoint a neutral third party (the mediator);
Who is impartial;
Who has no authority to make decisions with regard to their issues;
Which may relate to separation, divorce, children, property and financial questions, or any issues they may raise;
But who helps them reach their own informed decisions;
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‘I found out about Maura’s collaborative work purely by chance, but I will be eternally grateful for her knowledge and expertise in offering such a professional caring service. She clearly has extensive experience of the traditional divorce process and has developed her own approach to collaboration in order to turn divorce into a dignified separation. Having gone through collaboration I am certain that the experience was much lass painful (and less expensive) than the traditional process would have been.’
The service is provided by a solicitor of England and Wales
VAT registration no. 920 9536 22
Maura Mckibbin Collaborative Solicitor and Mediator Limited, a company registered in England and Wales: company number 10068057: sole Director Maura Mckibbin (SRA registered number 629295) and their rules can be accessed at www.sra.org.uk/handbook/