But what if you can’t agree between you? Did you know that since April 2014, before anyone can start court proceedings in relation to a children issue or a financial dispute following relationship breakdown, they must attempt to resolve the matter by way of mediation.
Leading North East divorce and family law solicitors, Major Family Law, are heading a new national initiative designed to assist separated couples in resolving their issues in a swift and cost-effective manner.
This new service, called Lawyer Supported Mediation, combines the certainty and expertise of using top legal advice with the services of an independent mediator to achieve an outcome you have determined as acceptable to you, which at the same time is fair to all concerned and legally binding.
We begin by offering you a free consultation with one of our senior family lawyers. They will listen to your concerns, answer any questions and explain their role within Lawyer-Supported Mediation. Following your free consultation, we will forward a written estimate detailing your total costs for reaching a satisfactory outcome. Total costs for Lawyer-Supported Mediation begin at £1,500 (incl. Vat)
To read more about Lawyer Supported Mediation and how it works, click here
To find out more about how Major Family Law can help and support you in relation to family disputes, click here