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Family Mediation Services

The Family Mediation & Counselling Service (FMACS) works with families in dispute or conflict and with couples choosing to dissolve their relationship.  Whatever the situation, we recognise it is an emotional time for everyone involved.  Our service is built on our desire to support people during difficult times.  Our professional mediators and counsellors are trained to help people through the process of discussion in finding resolutions.

Mediation is a very powerful method for resolving conflict to reach lasting agreements and restore positive feelings.  Our success rate is well above the national average as we continue to help more and more people with family issues and separation matters.

Who Do We Help?

The simple answer is, people who are in dispute or in disagreement with others.  To be more concise and illustrate the areas where mediation services works effectively, we have listed some of the types of mediation we offer.

Couples Facing Separation

If you are considering divorce and you have children and or property, investments and savings, then you will need to reach agreement before your divorce is finalised.  Since 2014, the government introduced compulsory mediation for divorcing couples.  It means you must try to reach agreement before you get to court.

Making Arrangements for Contact with Children

You have already separated and have a child arrangement order (See C100 Court Application) or agreement in place but want to make changes as your children grow older and the needs alter.  Mediation is the best method for reaching agreement on how arrangements may be modified.  It can even involve the children themselves.

Working with Children

More and more parents are recognising the importance of listening to the voice of the child.  As children grow and their needs change, particularly where studies and extra curricula activities increase, the views of the child are vital.  Whilst parents ‘know best’ in most cases, forward thinking parents wants their children’s view heard.  Mediators, specially trained to work directly with children, help them to vocalise their wants and desires and with the agreement of the child, feedback to the parents can be so valuable in reaching agreement that suits everyone.

Family Conflict

Most families experience inter-family conflict at some time or another.  In most cases it is resolved without the need of outside expert help.  Mediation is the ideal solution when inter-family conflicts exist and those involved are deadlocked.

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Child Arrangement Orders
Child Arrangement Orders

Child Arrangement Orders

Financial Consent Order
Financial Consent Order

Financial Consent Order

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.

Fees
Fees

Fees

Find out more about our cost effective services and reduced fees.

Reduced Fees
Reduced Fees

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

Pre-Mediation Consultation
Pre-Mediation Consultation

Pre-Mediation Consultation

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.

Children in Mediation
Children in Mediation

Children in Mediation

Hearing the voice of the child can be a powerful motivation for parents to stop and think about the effect conflict has upon their children.

Relationship Counselling
Relationship Counselling

Relationship Counselling

How important is your relationship? It must be important otherwise you would not be looking for solutions to the issues you face.

Post Separation Mediation
Post Separation Mediation

Post Separation Mediation

The effects of parental conflict following the breakdown of a relationship can be potentially devastating for a child's mental health and future life chances.

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