Family Mediation Service – Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Are you separated from your husband or wife? Are you thinking about getting a divorce? Do you know what your options are after separation, or a divorce? Getting divorce can be a traumatic, financially demanding, and emotionally draining journey.

When a marriage breaks down, there can be a lot of bitterness, anger, and resentment, where the focus is on hurting the other party, not finding a fair resolution. If you want to avoid these issues and work together to find a resolution, it is a good idea to consider working with a family mediator.

Frequently Asked Questions about Family Mediation

What Is Family Mediation?

Family Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party facilitates the resolution of family disputes by assisting the parties in creating their own voluntary agreements. It is designed to be less adversarial than the traditional court process.

Does A Mediator Have To Be A Lawyer?

No. Mediators are specially trained professionals, who are not necessarily lawyers. Some certified mediators are lawyers, but a lawyer cannot be both an advocate and a mediator on the same case.

What Do Family Mediators Do?

Family Mediators in Manchester help people resolve disagreements about marriage, separation, divorce, parenting schedules, child support, alimony, property division, elder care, the family’s budget, distribution of inherited property, and other family matters.

How Does Mediation Work?

In a confidential setting, the mediator helps each party to communicate what is important to him or her and to hear what is important to the other party.

How Long Do Mediation Usually Take?

Mediations will take no longer than three hours; however, this is up to the discretion of the mediator and how they feel the proceedings are moving along. If there seems to be many more issues to deal with, then additional sessions may be scheduled. However, many mediators reach a conclusion between three and six hours.

Is Mediation Confidential?

Yes! Since mediation is confidential, information shared during the process is not to be discussed outside the mediation. Both the mediators and the participants must agree that they will respect the confidentiality before the mediation session begins.

Is Mediation For You? Take This Test…

– Is the conflict creating tension and discomfort between you and another person?
– Has it been going on for a long period of time?
– Do you find yourself daydreaming about the problem at times when you should be engaged in other things like work or family time?
– Is it causing you to lose sleep?
– Are you unsure of how to move forward because the conflict seems to be unworkable, and feels “stuck”?

If you are answer is “yes” for all the questions, mediation is probably the solution for your conflict. All mediation sessions take place in a completely private and confidential environment and are conducted on a without prejudice basis, which allows parties to discuss a way forward without what they are saying being used in court. Just Divorce Mediation in Manchester offers you a solution where you control all decision making. All mediators are professionally qualified and experienced.

If you think that mediation might be a useful tool in your family situation, you should contact an attorney who specializes in family mediation in Manchester. Act today and get help from Just Divorce Mediation in Manchester. For more details, click here.