Family Mediation

Contracted by the Legal Aid Agency

Prime Resolution Ltd offers a Family Mediation service to couples who need to agree parenting arrangements or to make decisions about finances following the breakdown of a relationship.

Our service is available to couples throughout the West Midlands at our offices in Shrewsbury, Telford, Shifnal and Birmingham.

Some clients may be eligible for public funding which means that mediation will be provided free of charge, subject to a financial assessment.

What is Family Mediation?

Mediation is the best way of agreeing decisions about the future when a relationship ends. It is faster, cheaper and more flexible than going to court. Mediation puts you in control of what happens next.

Mediation is commonly used to resolve issues such as -

  • Which parent the child/children will primarily live with.
  • How parents will communicate and work together in future to ensure they each play a role in the children’s future.
  • How property, pensions, other financial assets and debts are to be divided up.

Mediation is the best way of agreeing decisions about the future when a relationship ends. It is faster, cheaper and more flexible than going to court. Mediation puts you in control of what happens next.

Mediators are trained to work with couples who are in conflict – so don’t expect to have to be on good terms with one another in order to take part. It is our job to create a situation and an atmosphere in which disputes can be safely aired and agreements reached. One of the best things about mediation is that it helps to rebuild trust and communication so that agreements reached are likely to meet the needs of everyone concerned.

What is a MIAM?

Your first meeting with a mediator is called a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM). It is now, other than in exceptional circumstances, a legal requirement to attend a MIAM before the courts will accept you application for an order.

At a MIAM you will have the chance to find out about how mediation works and what your other options are so that you can then make an informed decision about the best way forward for you.

Prime Resolution Family Mediation

  • For people in dispute around a separation or divorce, providing them with an opportunity to avoid costly legal proceedings.
  • Provides the help of a trained mediator to guide you through the process of deciding financial and/or children's arrangements to best suit your circumstances.

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