FAMILY MEDIATION for SEPARATION or DIVORCE (Money & /or Child related)
OTHER FAMILY DISPUTES (Personal or Financial -i.e. WILLS)
MEDIATION FOR BUSINESS DISPUTES
This is an alternative to official legal mediation by using the principles of counselling to reach agreement.
By adding my role as a qualified mediator and qualified counsellor to my previous knowledge and experience of Chartered Accountant I offer a reasonably priced mediation service without the legal administrative aspects but still supplying the documents to present to your solicitor for the settlement and preparation of the consent order.
The issues you may wish to address in family separation may include the division of the all the assets and liabilities including financial assets, properties, pensions and I can also cover the child related issues with the aim of avoiding long on-going conflict which is so unsettling for the children.
Other issues where my financial experience can assist you through mediation include those related to wills and estates or for small businesses.
I have also experience in mediating in personnel conflicts at work both between individuals for personal issues and work related or inter-departmental disputes.
I ensure each of you has your say.
I ensure there is no bias in my approach.
I recognise the emotional difficulties you may be going through and try to ensure you are protected from any additional stresses. In extreme cases I can deal with each person separately and communicate on your behalf.
Each one tells or gives his viewpoint and then by questioning and allowing each person to have their say we prepare the alternatives and work together to enable you to reach a compromise.
If there are child-related issues we work on methods which enable each one to find a better way to manage any conflictual matters such as parenting, school-related matters and time spent with each parent.
The number of sessions will depend on the willingness of each person to see the other's point of view and where possible to get a compromise agreement.
Write-ups are provided after each session with financial and other matters agreed or still to settle.
Location: I am available to counsel-mediate at my home office near Knutsford or in and around South Manchester and North and East Cheshire at suitable locations which I arrange. I can also work with you in your own home or office as required. I can also manage this either totally or in addition as needed by phone and Email if required.
Fees: £60 per mediated hour at my home-office and for the write ups of session minutes and final Memorandum of Understanding and Financial Statement.
£75 per mediated hour attending at your or outside premises.
This means the cost can work out at anything from £200 to £2500 depending on how complex your case or how willing you are to find a compromise. This is considerably less than you would spend if you had two solicitors fighting on your behalf where the charges can easily run into the tens of thousands of pounds.