How to use dispute mediators in family matters


If your relationship with your partner breaks down, and there are serious assets to think about, your first reaction may be to seek a judgement from the courts. However, resolving the disagreement you have can often be accomplished by using dispute mediators with training in family mediation. Going to court may be necessary in some cases, but using dispute mediators initially can often prove to be more efficient.

Dispute mediators are independent third parties who attempt to resolve your disagreement through negotiation. Often, when an impartial expert looks at your dispute they can identify ways of coming to a mutually agreeable resolution that you may not have considered.

Note that the services of dispute mediators are not free. If you have problems paying for these services you may be able to obtain help under the Legal Aid scheme. Contact the Community Legal Aid advice line on:0845 345 4345. If legal aid isn’t a viable option for you, i.e. you’re not eligible, then let Caven put you in touch with a qualified mediator.

Any agreements that are made with the help of dispute mediators are not legally binding. If you do want to formalise the agreement you have reached, you will have to go to court. A solicitor then becomes vitally important to ensure the agreement that is being put before the court is legal and in the best interests of all parties. Caven can put you in touch with a solicitor that is local to your area and has the employment law skills you need.

If you would like to obtain legal advice about dispute resolution law, Caven can put you in touch with a local specialist family law solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local family law solicitors please call us on 0845 345 4345 or complete the web-form above.

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