Child Arrangements & Consent Orders
Help to find agreement for child care arrangements and consent orders
If you and your partner are facing a separation, divorce mediation may be the best option for negotiating you the best settlement for both of you. Mediation offers a potentially low-cost alternative to the high emotional and financial costs involved with the court process of reaching a final settlement and getting a divorce. Through mediation, spouses are able to voice their issues and concerns as they are guided by a mediator to find the best compromise to their problems.
Even after the breakdown of a relationship, disputes can easily arise. Most are about arrangements for the children or requests for changes to existing agreements or consent orders. Equally, as children grow older their needs have to be taken into consideration, especially as they become more and more independent as young people. The courts require couples in this situation to seek mediation first, as they are much happier to agree to a consent order if both parents have worked-out the details beforehand. Sadly, where this is not the case or that it is not possible to mediate, the costs can escalate once you ask the courts to intervene and pass judgement.
The Family Mediation & Counselling Service is a professional mediation practice offering a dedicated family dispute and conflict resolution service. Working with families to help them find effective solutions quickly and with the minimum of cost and without the need for expensive litigation and unnecessary judicial involvement for divorce and childcare arrangements.
The Family Mediation and Counselling Service (FMACS) provide mediation and counselling at a local level to ensure our services are accessible and convenient. This means, you choose when and where you meet your mediator or counsellor. Offering flexibility with appointment times throughout the day, evening and at weekends.
Our experience means that you are in safe hands with a greater chance of resolving your issues and finding lasting agreement with those you are in conflict with. We provide a supportive environment and ensure your voice is heard and understood is an unbiased and non-judgemental way. Working with both clients to ensure disputes are aired and resolutions are found is at the very core of what we do.
All our counsellors are qualified to the highest standards and have many years of experience of helping people overcome life’s difficulties when at times these cause distress and unhappiness. No matter how complex a problem may appear with have specialist practitioners who will help you to feel at ease and work tirelessly to assist you to overcome your problems. We offer a very high level of care to all our clients, working at your pace to ensure your difficulties are effectively resolved.
Everyone within the practice is dedicated to delivering the highest of standards. We invest heavily in continuing professional development to ensure all practitioners are equipped to support you with whatever issue you are currently experiencing. All belong to appropriate professional bodies and rigorously adhere the professional standards and code of conduct.
Our practitioner maintain membership and meet the exacting requirements of their professional associations at all times and all carry personal professional indemnity insurance for your peace of mind.
Here are just some of the professional bodies our practitioners are members of:
College of Mediators
Family Mediation Council
Call today and speak to us on 0330 113 0005 (local rates apply)
Your local family mediation service based in Sutton Coldfield helping families and couples in Four Oaks, Mere Green, Little Aston, Aldridge and surrounding areas. Our expert family mediators and advisors will help you with child contact arrangement orders, finance and property settlements for divorces and inheritance
FMACS have meeting facilities in Leamington Spa. Please call for an appointment. 02477 455 117 or call our central advice line (Warwickshire) on 0330 113 0005
4 b Regent Street
To arrange an appointment in Leicester or to speak to one of our advisors, please telephone 0330 113 0005 (local rates apply)
To arrange an appointment in Coventry or surrounding areas of Walsgrave, Wyken, Stoke, Bell Green, Wood End, Potters Green, Aldermans Green, Clifford Park, Woodway Park, Binley, Whitley, Willenhall, Cheylesmore, Styvechale, Finham, Fenside, Stoke Aldermoor, Green Lane, Ernesford Grange, Binley Woods, (Allesley, Allesley Park, Allesley Green, Earlsdon, Eastern Green, Whoberley, Chapelfields, Mount Nod, Brownshill Green, Exhall, Ash Green, Keresley, Meriden, Balsall Common, Berkswell, Corley, Arley, Ansty, Shilton, Fillongley.
or to speak to one of our advisors, please telephone 0330 113 0005 (local rates apply) or call our Coventry Office direct on 02477 455 117
From our base in Rugby we see people from Dunchurch, Long Lawford, Clifton upon Dunsmore, Newton, Catthorpe, Newbold on Avon, Cawston, Lilbourne and Cosford. Please call for advice or an appointment on 0330 113 005 (local rate call)
FMACS have outreach centres in Hinckley. Please call for an appointment. 0330 113 0005 (local rate call).
To arrange an appointment in Nuneaton or surrounding areas of Atherstone, Fenny Drayton, Market Bosworth, Bedworth, Arley, Hartshill, Mancetter, Witherley, Fillongley, Coleshill, or to speak to one of our advisors, please telephone 0330 113 0005 (local rates apply)
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If you are planning a divorce, the courts will require you to have reached agreement with your ex-husband or wife before they will complete the legalities.
Find out more about our cost effective services and reduced fees.
You may qualify for 25% discount for your divorce mediation. To find out more here. If you are on a local income but do not qualify for Legal Aid, then check now it save you £000's
If you need to decide what direct and process to follow. A Pre-Mediation Consultation will help you make that decision and potentially save a great deal of searching for an answer.
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